Quinoa and Grilled Zucchini

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 498.5
  • Total Fat: 25.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 138.4 mg
  • Sodium: 371.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 91.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.8 g
  • Protein: 26.8 g

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Number of Servings: 5


    1 large avocado, ripe
    juice of 1 lime
    1/4 cup lightly packed cilantro
    1 clove garlic
    1/4 cup plain yogurt
    3/4 cup water
    1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

    3 large eggs

    1 large zucchini, cut into 3/4-inch thick coins
    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    couple pinches of fine grain sea salt

    2 cups quinoa, cooked, room temperature
    1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
    1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled
    a bit of chopped cilantro for garnish


Prepare the cilantro-avocado dressing by blending the avocado, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, yogurt, water, and salt in a blender (or us a hand blender). Set aside.

Hard boil the three eggs. Place the eggs in a pot and cover with cold water by a 1/2-inch or so. Bring to a gentle boil. Now turn off the heat, cover, and let sit for exactly seven minutes. Have a big bowl of ice water ready and when the eggs are done cooking place them in the ice bath for three minutes or so - long enough to stop the cooking. Set aside.

While the eggs are cooling start preparing the zucchini by tossing it with olive oil and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Prepare your grill (medium-high heat). If you are worried about the zucchini coins falling through the grill you can thread them onto kabob skewers (stab through the green skin). Grill until zucchini are tender and cooked through, roughly 5 minutes on each side. Remove from the grill and cut each zucchini coin into quarters.

Crack and peel each egg, cut each egg into quarters lengthwise. Assemble the salad by tossing the quinoa with about 2/3 cups of the avocado vinaigrette. Top with the grilled zucchini, pine nuts, eggs, goat cheese, and a bit of chopped cilantro for garnish. I serve this family-style, but you could do individual platings.

Serves 4 to 6.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CATCH23.

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