Quinoa with Roasted Garbanzo Beans

the picture is with Orzo, but I substituted quinoa

Quinoa with Roasted Garbanzo Beans

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • cups quinoa

  • 1

    15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed and patted dry

  • ¼

    cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided

  • ½

    teaspoon cumin

  • ½

    teaspoon chili powder

  • ¼

    teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

  • ¼

    teaspoon salt

  • 3

    tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1

    garlic clove, minced

  • 3

    – 4 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

  • 4

    ounces fresh goat cheese (or more to taste), crumbled

  • Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Prepare quinoa according to package directions. Drain. Rinse with cold water if not serving immediately. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, cumin, chili powder, cayenne (if using) and ¼ teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Add garbanzo beans and stir to combine. Spread coated garbanzo beans on a baking sheet and roast for 25-35 minutes, until the beans are golden and crunchy. Remove from oven and let cool. In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and oregano. Add the quinoa and garbanzo beans and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Gently fold in the goat cheese. Serve warm, cold or at room temperature


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