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Quinoa with Grilled Zucchini, Garbanzo Beans, and Cumin Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa with Grilled Zucchini, Garbanzo Beans, and Cumin recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa with Grilled Zucchini, Garbanzo Beans, and Cumin using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bekka78

Makes 4 servings



Bon Appétit | August 2008 , Reduce Olive Oil From 5TBSP to 2TBSP

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa with Grilled Zucchini, Garbanzo Beans, and Cumin

1 13/20 cups chickpeas, drained
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 garlic cloves, peeled
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric, divided
1 teaspoon smoked paprika,* divided
2 cups water
1 cup quinoa (about 6 ounces),** rinsed well, drained
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 pounds zucchini (about 5), trimmed, quartered lengthwise
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

Recipe Directions for Quinoa with Grilled Zucchini, Garbanzo Beans, and Cumin

  1. Combine garbanzo beans and lemon juice in large bowl. Add 3 tablespoons oil; press in garlic and stir to combine. Let marinate at least 15 minutes and up to 2 hours.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cumin seeds, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, and 1/2 teaspoon paprika; stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add 2 cups water, quinoa, and coarse salt; bring to simmer, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until all water is absorbed, about 16 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, prepare barbecue (medium high heat). Place zucchini on rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil. Sprinkle with ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, and 1/2 teaspoon paprika. Toss to coat evenly.

  4. Place zucchini on grill; sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Grill until tender and browned on all sides, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to work surface. Cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Add zucchini, green onions, and parsley, then garbanzo bean mixture to quinoa. Toss to blend. Season with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.

  5. *Sometimes labeled Pimentón Dulce or Pimentón de La Vera Dulce; available at some supermarkets, at specialty foods stores, and from tienda.com.

  6. **A grain with a flavor and texture similar to couscous; available at natural foods stores.

Categories

Beans, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 453.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
556
Calories from Fat
136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.1g
23%
Saturated Fat
1.9g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
342mg
14%
Potassium
1536mg
44%
Total Carbohydrates
85.7g
29%
Dietary Fiber
20.1g
80%
Sugars
12.6g
Protein
24.6g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 77%
Calcium 17% Iron 54%
* 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
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in vitamin C
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