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My Quinoa Salad Recipe that won NatureSweet Tomato 2013 Chef Challenge!

"A true champion can adapt to anything." Floyd Mayweather Jr.











Roasted Vegetable & Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Glazed Shrimp
4 cups cooked Quinoa 1 pint NatureSweet Glorys Cherry Tomatoes halved
1 small red onion diced 1 small zucchini chopped 2 small yellow peppers chopped
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
1/4 cup scallions chopped 1 cup balsamic divided 1 cup + 2 tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 dozen medium sized Shrimp cleaned & deveined
1 cup asparagus chopped salt & pepper to taste

Cook your quinoa ahead of time so that it is room temperature when you mix your salad together.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  

On a baking sheet mix your tomatoes, onions, zucchini, peppers, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 2 tbs olive oil and a generous sprinkle of salt & pepper.  Roast in the oven for up to an hour, until tender.

While the vegetables are roasting prepare your vinaigrette.  Mix together the rest of your olive oil, 1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar,…

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