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I'm sure you ask yourself this question all. the. time. Or...only every once in a while when you make WAYYYY too much quinoa and have a ton left over.

What should I do with my leftover quinoa?

What to do with leftover quinoa.

I got you covered! Times 2 in today's post!

Up first is....Roasted Veggie Quinoa Salad!

What to do with leftover quinoa.

Literally, chop up some veggies (or buy pre-chopped veggies like I did from Trader Joe's), roast them in olive oil, lemon pepper, & a little balsamic for 25 minutes at 400F, and mix it with some already cooked quinoa.

Recipe numero uno...completed.

What to do with leftover quinoa.

It's the perfect snack or side. Or, uhm, both!

What to do with leftover quinoa.

Up next, you can take the above recipe a little bit further...and turn it into a delicious quinoa bake! 

What to do with leftover quinoa.

What more do you need for this recipe? Marinara or spaghetti sauce, cottage cheese...
What to do with leftover quinoa.

And crumbled goat cheese to taste!
What to do with leftover quinoa.

What I did was mix my quinoa salad with half a jar of spaghetti sauce and about 1/3C cottage cheese, then topped it with some nummy goat cheese. Then, I popped it back in the oven for 10ish minutes.
What to do with leftover quinoa.

Recipe numero dos...complete!
What to do with leftover quinoa.

In case you didn't catch the recipes from the craziness above...

Roasted Veggie Quinoa Salad 
-2 cups mixed veggies, chopped
-1T olive oil
-1t lemon pepper (to taste)
-2T balsamic vinegar
-1.5C cooked quinoa

1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with tin foil.
2. Spread veggies out evenly on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, lemon pepper, and balsamic vinegar. Then, toss.
3. Roast for about 25 minutes.
4. Last, mix together already cooked quinoa and voila.

Marinara Quinoa Bake (Makes 3 ramekins)
-3 cups Roasted Veggie Quinoa Salad
-3/4 cup spaghetti/marinara sauce
-1/3 cup cottage cheese
-goat cheese - taste

1. Mix Roasted Veggie Quinoa Salad, spaghetti sauce, and cottage cheese together in a medium size bowl.
2. Then, divid the mixture into 3 ramekins.
3. Top with goat cheese and bake for about 15 minutes or until the cheese begins to brown.

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