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Lemon Quinoa with Roasted Grapes and Walnuts

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This lemon quinoa with roasted grapes and walnuts is a sweet and savory salad packed with flavor.

Lemon quinoa with roasted grapes and walnuts

Remember in middle school when you thought you were so cool and referred to everyone you didn’t like as a “poser”?

I’m sure I’m dating myself saying that because a coworker and I were just talking about how we’re now hiring people in my company that were born in the 90s and my jaw dropped about 5 feet from that realization.

Well if this was 1995, I’d be a poser.

The whole roasted grape thing is so totally not my idea. Stuffed inside of sweet potatoes they intrigued me. Smooshed with goat cheese in a sandwich they convinced me.

So, I decided to jump on the bandwagon because now it’s called being “inspired” and it’s totally cool. I can also hide behind the comfort of my computer screen instead of walking down the hall to some punk ass preteen glares and snide remarks.

Lemon quinoa with roasted grapes

The result was about as “poserish” as it gets. Part dessert, part side dish, part breakfast. Part sweet, part tart, part savory.

If quinoa was in style back in the mid 90s, this would’ve fit right in.

Quinoa with roasted grapes and walnuts

Slap some JNCO jeans (mine were about 4 sizes too big and purple) and hoop earrings on it and we would’ve been bff in my 1993 “I live in the suburbs but think I’m from the bronx” ghetto fab days.

Lemon Quinoa with Roasted Grapes and Walnuts

Lemon Quinoa with Roasted Grapes and Walnuts

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This lemon quinoa with roasted grapes and walnuts is a sweet and savory salad packed with flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups red seedless grapes
  • 2 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 1 cup cooked red quinoa
  • 1/4 cup almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons feta
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lay grapes on baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of honey, salt & pepper.
  3. Roast grapes for about 15 minutes until they start to wrinkle and pop.
  4. While grapes are roasting, combine quinoa, almonds and feta in a large bowl.
  5. In a separate small bowl whisk together remaining tablespoon of honey & lemon juice.
  6. Add roasted grapes to the bowl with quinoa and toss to combine.
  7. Pour honey & lemon dressing on top and toss together.
  8. Season with additional salt & pepper.
  9. Serve warm or cold.

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Regan @ The Professional Palate

Friday 11th of May 2012

A couple of thoughts:

-I've been wanting to try the roasted grape route, too.

-I'm still a slave to hoop earrings ;-)

-SHS Class of '93. Fresh out.

Running to the Kitchen

Friday 11th of May 2012

You MUST do the roasted grape thing! Strawberries are next on my list ;)

Angela @ Sleep and Repeat

Wednesday 9th of May 2012

I actually made something similar to this tonight! Quinoa with roasted grapes, chopped walnuts, and goat cheese. Roasted grapes are a winner!

Leonor @FoodFaithFitness

Wednesday 9th of May 2012

Now I feel old, I don't even know what NCO jeans are. Down south, it was all about Bongo jeans.

Ally

Wednesday 9th of May 2012

Such a unique recipe... roasted grapes, here I come! xo http://allykayler.blogspot.com/

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