Roasted Vegetable & Feta Cheese Quinoa Bake

An array of Mediterranean flavors and feta cheese ar baked into this hearty quinoa casserole. It’s a straightforward to form eater dinner and works as a main dish or a facet. Healthy and recent, with simply the correct regarding of indulgence from the feta cheese, this can be a eater formula for everybody.

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Roasted Vegetable & Feta Cheese Quinoa Bake
Roasted Vegetable & Feta Cheese Quinoa Bake

Roasted peppers and purple onion, white beans, olives, lemon, basil… and melty feta cheese! Casserole vogue, with the feel and bulk of quinoa to fill you up, and also the melty richness of feta cheese to form it extremely special.

The addition of all the flavors (especially the feta cheese) during this bake makes this dish really exciting. This quinoa bake might cure the quinoa doubter in your life too!

Roasted Vegetable & Feta Cheese Quinoa Bake

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 red and/or yellow peppers, sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1.5 cups (300g) quinoa (uncooked)
  • 1 can (400g / 14oz) cannellini beans (or other white beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup of green olives
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • A few handfuls of basil, torn
  • 7oz (200g) feta cheese, chopped into small cubes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C / 390F.
  2. Coat the bottom of a large skillet or shallow casserole dish with olive oil. Add the onion and peppers, and mix to coat with the oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until roasted.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the quinoa according to package instructions. (I used a rice cooker for maximum laziness!)
  5. Once the peppers and onion are roasted, remove from the oven and add the quinoa, cannelini beans, olives, lemon juice and torn basil. Grind in some extra salt and pepper if you like.
  6. Finally, add the cubed feta. You can either mix it through, add it on top, or a bit of both.
  7. Replace in the oven and bake for another 20 minutes, until the feta is warm and a little melty.
  8. Grill on high heat for a few minutes to brown the feta, if desired.

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