Quinoa with Feta and Roasted Grapes

This Quinoa with Feta and Roasted Grapes is a perfect side dish to bring to potlucks and events! Your friends will never guess that those sweet, juicy little gems are roasted grapes!

Roasting is usually a technique reserved for proteins and vegetables, but trust me: roasting fruit needs to become a thing. It brings out the fruit’s natural sweetness and take the flavor to the next level! 

Try roasting apples, peaches, pears, and strawberries, and toss them into salads, grains, or alongside roasted veggies and proteins.


Gluten-free // Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

1 c. quinoa 

1 c. red seedless grapes

1 tsp. olive oil

1/2 red onion, diced

65 g feta cheese, crumbled

handful of Italian parsley, chopped

Dressing:

1 Tbs. olive oil

1 Tbs. rice wine vinegar

Half of a navel orange, juiced and zested

salt and pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

1. For Roasted Grapes: preheat oven to 425. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place whole grapes on baking sheet and drizzle w 1 tsp. olive oil. Season lightly w salt and pepper. Roast until blistered and caramelized, about 15-20 mins. Set aside to cool.

2. Prepare quinoa according to the package. Different varieties have different cooking time.

3. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, red onion, feta, parsley, and half of the roasted grapes.

4. For Dressing: In a small bowl, combine olive oil, rice wine vinegar, and the juice and zest of half an orange. Stir and pour over quinoa.

5. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate before serving.

Quinoa with Feta and Roasted Grapes