Caprese Baked Quinoa

Caprese Baked Quinoawith Mixed Green Salad and Crispy White Beans

In the summertime, we constantly crave a Caprese salad—the combination of mozzarella, sweet tomatoes, and fragrant basil work so perfectly together. So, we're taking these flavors and transforming them into another favorite: a cheesy, hearty casserole. But, instead of the traditional pasta, we're swapping in fluffy quinoa, which gets baked in a garlicky tomato sauce and topped with mozzarella and Parmesan. Mixed greens studded with crispy white beans round out this saucy, seasonal meal.

  • Vegetarian
Serving size
2servings
Prep & cook time
minutes
Cooking Skill
medium
By Chef Laura

By Chef Laura

Calories830
Protein34g
Total Carb79g
Total Fat43g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • quinoa
    quinoa
  • fresh mozzarella
    fresh mozzarella
  • plum tomatoes
    plum tomatoes
  • basil
    basil
  • shallot
    shallot
  • garlic
    garlic
  • white beans
    white beans
  • crushed red pepper
    crushed red pepper
  • 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
    14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • Champagne vinegar
    Champagne vinegar
  • grated Parmesan cheese
    grated Parmesan cheese
  • spring mix lettuce
    spring mix lettuce

What You'll Need

  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 6" small pot with lid
  • 10" medium high-sided ovenproof pan
  • baking sheet
  • aluminum foil