Last updated February 1, 2019 by Lisa Richards, CNC

Vegetables, Goat Cheese & Quinoa

vegetables and goat cheese

This is a colorful, summery salad that is really easy to prepare. Cheese is not allowed during the first stages of the diet, but you can try goat cheese which tends to be easier on the digestive system. In fact, goat cheese contains an antifungal named caprylic acid that can even help to keep your Candida under control.

For vegetarians, quinoa is a fantastic way to get sufficient protein during the diet. Quinoa is remarkable in being both vegetarian-friendly and a complete source of protein. Quinoa contains all the essential amino acids that your body needs. It packs a really powerful nutritional punch, especially compared to rice, so make sure to add it to your diet!

You can eat this salad by itself, or serve it as a side with another main dish. It’s a fresh, tasty salad that will complement most dishes very well. Enjoy!

4.74 from 15 votes
vegetables and goat cheese
Vegetables, Goat Cheese & Quinoa
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 425 kcal
Author: Lisa Richards
  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 3 bell peppers (different colors if possible)
  • 6-10 cherry tomatoes
  • 6-10 shallots
  • 6-10 garlic cloves
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves
  • Small chunk of goat cheese
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Heat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Place chopped up peppers, peeled shallots, peeled garlic cloves and cherry tomatoes on a roasting pan. Toss with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread in a single layer in the pan.
  3. Roast for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are lightly browned and tender.
  4. Cook quinoa as directed.
  5. Add the roasted vegetables and quinoa to a bowl. Toss and serve with crumbled goat cheese on top.

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  1. simon says:


    I’m following your diet at the moment and am at the anti fungals stage. Is it ok to eat goats cheese now?

    Thanks for the amazing resource, we’ve been making lots of your recipes from your Ultimate diet program and they taste amazing. Its really taken the edge of such a restrictive diet.



  2. Celeste says:

    5 stars
    Hi Lisa. Is there a typo in this post? Should it say that cheese is NOT allowed on the first stages (But goat cheese can be good)? I remember reading elsewhere on your website that cheese and dairy products are generally a no, with the exception of yogurt and kefir, and think that makes sense. I read the label for our cheese package here the other day and found out it has corn starch.

    1. Lisa Richards says:

      Thanks, I just corrected that!

  3. Melissa says:

    5 stars
    Hi! Where does the apple cider vinegar come into play? I only see it in the ingredients and nowhere else. Thank you

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