Zucchini and Quinoa medley

Shelly Woods


I threw this together for lunch one day. Brought it to work. It was a big hit! We had it as a side with broiled red snapper. It really complimented the dish.


★★★★★ 2 votes

6 - 8
10 Min
30 Min


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  • 1 c
    uncooked quinoa (rinse/soak for 5 minutes)
  • 2 c
    low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt or to taste

  • 5 - 6
    zucchini sliced
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 Tbsp
    real butter
  • 1 c
    sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3/4 c
    sliced onion
  • 1/4 c
    chopped chives
  • ·
    salt or salt to taste
  • ·
    black pepper to taste
  • ·
    garlic powder to taste

How to Make Zucchini and Quinoa medley


  1. To prepare quinoa - cover with water in your saucepan that you will be cooking it in. Let soak for 5 minutes. This removes some of the hulls.
    hint: I usually soak and drain twice during this 5 minutes.

    Drain well and add the chicken broth.
    Bring to a boil - stir, cover and simmer on low for about 20 minutes or until cooked. Quinoa cooks like rice - so you can also use a rice cooker to do this.
  2. To prepare the Zucchini:
    In a large skillet (with lid)- Start cooking sliced onions and mushrooms in olive oil and butter on medium heat for about 15 minutes or until wilted - stirring often.
    Add zucchini - stir and cover and let it start steaming - stirring occasionally.
    Cook for 10 to 12 minutes.
    Add seasonings and chives - stir and turn off.
    I like to cook the zucchini to less than firm. To me it tastes better when mixed with the quinoa. Some people like it crunchier - so cook/steam to your liking.
  3. Once quinoa is cooked add it to the cooked zucchini mixture. Stir well and then top with shredded parmesan cheese before serving.

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About Zucchini and Quinoa medley

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #zucchini, #quinoa

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