Recipe for Couscous, Red and White Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables, Chilli & Coriander

This fragrant, healthy and vegan dish is one of my favourites-perfect in all seasons, I opt for seasonal vegetables and the chilli kick really gives it warmth and bite. Easy to assemble and cook, this is ready quickly and the kids like to gobble it up (sans chilli) too.

Quinoa is such a delicious, nutty and wholesome grain too, packed with protein and fibre, get some stocked in the cupboard as the perfect additional to vegetarian and vegan dishes.

red & white quinoa with roasted vegetables

quinoa with roasted vegetables-family recipes


Serves 4

  • 200g mixed quinoa
  • 50 g couscous
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • a few florets of cauliflower
  • 6 baby tomatoes, halved
  • I red onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 3 garlic clove, unpeeled
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • small pack coriander, roughly chopped
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to season


Cook the quinoa and couscous following pack instructions, drain and set aside.

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.

Add the cauliflower, tomatoes, onion and pepper to a roasting tray and drizzle in some of the olive oil. Roast for 15 minutes.

Then add the garlic and 1/2 chilli to the roasted vegetables (as these roast quicker), for the last 5 minutes.

Leave the other half of the chilli to add raw for extra bite.

In a bowl add the veggies to the quinoa, and the remaining chilli, and coriander. Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice and season.


vegan dish for all the family

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14 Responses

  1. Bariatric Eating

    It reminds me of Thailand’s cuisine, Vicki. It’s nice to stumble upon your blog, I will definitely try this. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Reading more from your blog.Bariatric Eating

  2. ISA Professional

    We love finding new vegetarian dishes and yours sounds so delicious, we are trying this out very soon! We also love the chili addition; it not only adds flavor, it also helps boost metabolisms!

  3. KimberlyGayeta

    Goodness this looks divine! I never done adding chili to my salads, I guess I need to start doing so. Thanks for sharing Vicki! Happy 2016!

  4. Mel

    This is my ideal kind of lunch! I adore quinoa yet I don’t cook it that often. Adding chilli to salads is a brilliant idea for a bit of a kick!


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