Thursday, February 14, 2013

Roasted Blueberry Goat Cheese Quinoa

Goat cheese is one of my favorite cheeses. Well, actually all cheeses are my favorite cheeses. Pair the tangy goat cheese with sweet roasted blueberries and you have a winning combination. Head on over to Whisked for this original delicious recipe as well as others. I adjusted the recipe a bit to satisfy my tastebuds but I am sure the original is just as tasty. This cold quinoa salad would be great to bring to a summertime barbecue or a light lunch. Blueberries are a great fruit to put in to your weekly diet as they are packed with antioxidants, neutralize free radicals, and support heart health. Combine that with quinoa and you have a flavorful and nutritious dish. 

1/2 Cup Blueberries
1 Cup Cooked and Cooled Quinoa
1/3 Cup Goat Cheese, Crumbled
Fresh Basil, Chopped
2 TBSP Olive Oil
1 TBSP Red Wine Vinegar
1 Small Shallot, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 Degrees.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper and place blueberries in a single layer.
Roast in oven for 5 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine olive oil, red wine vinegar and shallot. Mix well. 
Place quinoa in a large bowl and gently stir in blueberries, goat cheese and basil.
Add your dressing and gently mix.
Season with salt and pepper. 
Serve cold and enjoy! xx 

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