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Quinoa Tomato Salad
Easy Tomato Quinoa Veggie Tower with Carrot Sauce {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Egg-Free, Vegan}
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Free of gluten, dairy, soy, corn, eggs, refined sugar. Vegan. Vegetarian
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 648 kcal
Author: Amie Valpone
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 cup walnuts soaked overnight in water for at least 12 hours, then rinsed and drained
  • 3 pitted Natural Delights Medjool Dates
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 large heirloom tomatoes sliced 1/4 inch thick lengthwise
  • 2 small scallions thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil or parsley
Instructions
  1. Cook the quinoa according to the package directions. Remove from the heat; fluff with a fork and then set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Roast the two carrots with the olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet for 20 minutes or until the carrots are tender. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  4. Combine the soaked (and drained) walnuts, Natural Delights Medjool dates, almond milk, roasted carrots, 1/4 tsp. sea salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper and puree in a food processor until creamy.
  5. Meanwhile, place a tomato slice in the center of a serving plate. Do the same for another serving plate. Top with a scoop of quinoa and a drizzle of the sauce. Continue to layer the tomato slices and quinoa and sauce until the tower is either too high or until you run out of ingredients. Garnish with scallions, basil and sea salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Tomato Quinoa Veggie Tower with Carrot Sauce {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Egg-Free, Vegan}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 648
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.