Quinoa with Curried Zucchini

Quinoa is an Andean grain that is packed in nutrients. It is considered a super food as it is packed with protein it contains the 9 essential amino acids required by the body, magnesium and fiber. Having grown up in Bolivia we often had quinoa which is now more and more available in US grocery stores. You will find it, for sure, at Trader Joes or Whole Foods. This recipe calls for quinoa with zucchini and curry. It is a super healthy, affordable and tasty meal!


Quinoa 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Zucchini 5 Cup (80 tbs) , chopped
Garlic clove 2 Large , minced
Curry powder 1 Tablespoon
Ground nutmeg 1/2 Teaspoon
Vegetable stock 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs)
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon (to taste)
Pepper 1/2 Teaspoon (to taste)
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (if required) (Optional)



1. Wash the quinoa very well, scrubbing it between your hands and rinsing often

until water comes out clear.

2. Place quinoa in a fine sieve colander and allow the water to drain well.

3. Heat a skillet over high heat until very hot. Add the quinoa and toast, stirring

constantly, until quinoa turns golden and starts crackling, about 10 to 15 minutes.

4. Prepare the other ingredients according to the list.


5. In a separate pot bring the vegetable stock to a boil.

6. Add the toasted quinoa and the nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper and cover.

7. Reduce heat and allow steaming for approximately 20 minutes.

8. While the quinoa is cooking, heat a skillet and add olive oil.

9. Add the zucchini and the garlic and cook, stirring often until zucchini is browned.

10. Add the curry and mix well.

11. Check your quinoa and add a little water if needed to continue cooking.

12. Place the cooked zucchini on top of the quinoa, without stirring and allow quinoa to finish cooking.

13. Mix the cooked quinoa with the zucchini.


14. In a serving plate, serve it hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 396Calories from Fat 88

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 552 mg23%

Total Carbohydrates 64 g21.3%

Dietary Fiber 10 g40%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 15 g30%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet