Quinoa with zucchini

Quinoa with zucchini

Quinoa is an original pseudocereal from the Andes that has the 8 essential amino acids that humans need to form proteins. This makes it a very complete food that is easily digested. Here we present the quinoa with zucchini an easy recipe that you must try.
Quinoa can be used to make flour, form pasta or even ferment to obtain chicha, a traditional Andean drink. Its amino acids complement the minerals of zucchini, which is rich in potassium, vitamin C and beta-carotenes, to form a very nutritious and satisfying dish.
Learn to prepare quinoa with zucchini and you will see that your nutrition improves and it will also become your usual recipe for your family’s dinners.

Quinoa with zucchini and carrot recipe


  • 250 ml of quinoa
  • ½ l glasses of water
  • A generous tablespoon of raisins
  • 75 ml olive oil
  • ½ onion
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • A teaspoon of sweet pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 sprig of fresh coriander or parsley
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Utensils:
  • A pan
  • A knife
  • A strainer
  • Cutting board
  • A pan
  • 1 wooden spoon

Preparation Quinoa with zucchini and carrot recipe

  1. Heat the water, quinoa and raisins in a saucepan. Season to taste.
  2. When it comes to a boil, lower the heat to medium intensity and cook for about 20 minutes until the quinoa has absorbed all the water and has acquired a smooth and semi-transparent appearance.
  3. Drain it in a strainer and set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, wash, peel and dice the onion, carrot and zucchini.
  5. In a pan with enough oil over medium heat, fry the onion until it is transparent.
  6. Add the carrot, and stir for about 2 or 3 minutes, until the carrot is done.
  7. Add the zucchini and cook for about 4 minutes until everything acquires a smooth texture.
  8. Add paprika and cinnamon and mix well.
  9. Finally, add the quinoa to the pan and mix everything.
  10. Correct with salt and pepper and serve with a splash of lemon juice and chopped fresh coriander, or failing parsley.

Data of interest:
Difficulty: medium
Preparation time: 45 minutes
To cook quinoa well, it is best to wash it before cooking. If you use the same strainer that will be used to drain it when removing the water, no more utensils will be used than necessary. In this way, the outer part of the quinoa that can give bitterness when cooking is eliminated.
In order for the quinoa to come out really good, it’s best to put it in the saucepan when the water is already boiling.
The quinoa should not be cooked more than 15 or 20 minutes, since if we spend it in the cooking time, it will come out pasty. A good clue to know that it is ready is that some white tails appear.

Quinoa with zucchini recipe


  • 1 or 2 zucchini
  • 1 glass of quinoa
  • Fresh basil
  • 1 pinch of turmeric
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Olive oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Utensils:
  • A pan
  • 1 spoon
  • A pan
  • 1 knife
  • Cutting board


  1. Wash the quinoa well and put it in a saucepan with boiling water along with the salt and turmeric. Reduce the heat to minimum and cover the saucepan.
  2. Cook for 20 minutes until white tails begin to emerge, indicating that the quinoa is already done.
  3. Drain the cereal so that it does not absorb more water and reserve.
  4. In a skillet on the fire, sauté the zucchini with a little oil and salt, for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the quinoa and sauté for another 5 minutes.
  6. Add the basil and stir well.
  7. Serve with oil on top.

Data of interest:
Difficulty: medium
Preparation time: 45 minutes
Cooking quinoa is very similar to making rice and the proportions are the same, two parts of water for each of cereal.

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