Zucchini Stuffed with Quinoa

Cooked and stuffed zucchini with quinoa (white and red) - a delicious addition to a meal that is also suitable as a main course for vegetarians and vegans

  • AdditionsType
  • MediumDifficulty
  • 15-30 minPrep. Time
  • 6Serving/Unit


The Zucchini
Zucchini, 6 medium units
The Filling
White quinoa, 1/2 cup
Red quinoa, 1/2 cup
Water, 2 cups
Canola oil, 2 tablespoons
Salt, 1/2 flat teaspoon
Black pepper, 1/4 flat teaspoon
Cumin, 1/4 flat teaspoon
The Sauce
Boiling water, 2 cups
Chicken flavored soup powder, 1 flat tablespoon
Salt, 1/4 flat teaspoon
Black pepper, 1/4 flat teaspoon
Cumin, 1/4 flat teaspoon
To Scatter Over
Parsley, 1 tablespoon


1. Grate gently the zucchini (do not peel). Empty the inside of the zucchini and set aside (it will be used later on).
2. Cook the quinoa with the water, oil and spices for about 15 minutes or until softened.
3. Fill the zucchini with the quinoa filling.
4. Sprinkle in a pot the zucchini we kept aside.
5. Arrange over the stuffed zucchini.
6. Mix all the sauce ingredients and pour around the stuffed zucchini in the pot.
7. Cook for about 20 minutes or until the zucchini soften.
8. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with chopped parsley.
9. Bon appetite (:

Total time: ±1 hour

The spices in the recipe are according to personal taste. Instead of the soup powder you can also use 0.25 teaspoon turmeric and 0.25 teaspoon corn starch to thicken the sauce.

Nutritional Values Serving/Unit 100 Grams
Calories 185 cal 45 cal
Proteins 6 g 2 g
Carbohydrates 30 g 7 g
Fat 6 g 1 g
The nutritional values appearing on this website are intended to provide general information only, and do not constitute a recommendation, a substitute for consulting a specialist or receiving medical advice.
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