Quinoa with Fresh Corn and Zucchini Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa with Fresh Corn and Zucchini recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa with Fresh Corn and Zucchini using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by tomtom03

Makes 3 servings



A yummy summer salad using healthy quinoa

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa with Fresh Corn and Zucchini

1 c quinoa
3 c stock
1/2 t salt
1 T extra virgin olive oil
1/2 small onion
2 garlic cloves
1 ear corn
1 medium zucchini
4 T chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 c queso fresco

Recipe Directions for Quinoa with Fresh Corn and Zucchini

  1. Place the quinoa in a bowl, and cover with cold water. Let sit five minutes. Drain through a strainer, and rinse until the water runs clear.

  2. Bring the water or stock to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Heat another medium saucepan or lidded skillet over medium-high heat, and add the quinoa. Toast, stirring, until the grains have separated and begin to smell fragrant. Add the water or stock and salt. It should come to a boil quickly. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, until the quinoa is tender and translucent and each grain displays a little thread. Drain and return to the pan. Cover the pan with a clean dish towel, replace the lid and allow to sit undisturbed for 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat, and add the onion. Cook, stirring, until tender, about five minutes, and add the garlic, corn and zucchini. Season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, until the zucchini is tender and translucent and the corn tender, five to eight minutes. Stir in the quinoa and toss together. Heat through, add the herbs and serve with a little crumbled queso fresco or feta sprinkled on top if desired.

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 430.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
331
Calories from Fat
95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.6g
16%
Saturated Fat
2.2g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Sodium
1246mg
52%
Potassium
603mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
45.7g
15%
Dietary Fiber
5.6g
22%
Sugars
3.1g
Protein
13.9g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 6% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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