Zucchini and Lemon Quinoa Pilaf

Zucchini and Lemon Quinoa Pilaf

Need another zucchini recipe? Paired with lemon, parsley and mint, this quinoa pilaf is refreshing and full of flavor. Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice



  1. In a small pot, bring to boil:
    • 2 cup water
  2. Stir in:
    • 1 cup quinoa , uncooked
  3. Return to boil, then cover pot and reduce heat to simmer.
  4. Continue simmering until quinoa is cooked, approximately 12-15 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, using a food processor with the grate-blade, shred:
    • 2 medium zucchini , stems removed
  6. In a large mixing bowl, combine shredded zucchini with:
    • 1/2 cup parsley, American , chopped
    • 1/4 cup mint, fresh , chopped
    • 1 lemon , zest & juice
    • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/8 tsp black pepper, ground
  7. Stir in hot & steamy quinoa and mix well.
  8. Cover bowl with foil or a dish towel and allow the steam from the quinoa soften the zucchini.
  9. Pour into a serving bowl and serve hot or at room temperature.

Zucchini and Lemon Quinoa Pilaf Detail

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 15 min

Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 6
Serving Size: approximately 1 cup