Quinoa with zuchinni and nuts

8 Jun

Its always a good idea to mix and match your vegetables, each individual veg has its own abundance of vitamins and minerals which can be very beneficial for you- as most of you are already aware of that. But by having a range of different vegetables you’re able to supply your buddy with a huge range of all these vitamins and will get the most balanced diet of all. Apart from that, its also so much more interesting to try new flavors and change up your dishes, its like our taste buds are trying to tell us something!

I’v always read about soaking quinoa instead of cooking it and though it was about time that i give it a shot, although it does need to be prepared in advance at least the morning if you’re having it for dinner, or the night before, it really does make the cooking procedure a lot quicker, you don’t need to wait for the quinoa to boil until you mix in your veggies and it can also be enjoyed raw without even heating if you want.

Soaking quinoa:
All you have to do is soak it with double the amount of water and keep rinsing and changing the water every 3 hours or so until it becomes 10 times its original size.

Quinoa zuchinni pilaf:
Ingredients:
zuchinni
Parsley
Onion
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 mushrooms
2 tablespoons pine nuts
4 tablespoons raw quinoa
2 tablespoons raisins

Add the chopped onions and olive oil in a pan and gradually add in the parsley, zucchini and mushrooms, when sautéed and tender mix in the pine nuts and raisins and finely add the soaked quinoa and keep mixing on low heat.

Enjoy with an extra drizzle of fresh lemon juice 🙂

Its a perfect way to get your proteins, carbs, healthy fats as well as a perfect combination of delicious vegetables.

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3 Responses to “Quinoa with zuchinni and nuts”

  1. HavensBakes June 8, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

    This looks delicious! It sounds very healthy & satisfying as well, great recipe!

    • annamartin97 June 8, 2014 at 5:34 pm #

      I hope you enjoy it as much as i did 😀

  2. Jenn - Chivalrous Cooking June 8, 2014 at 10:18 pm #

    healthy and delish!

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