How to make it

  • Prepare quinoa: place rinsed quinoa in a small saucepan with 1 cup water and a pinch of salt.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to very low and simmer 20 minutes until water is gone and quinoa is tender (you'll see the grains start to break apart in rings.)
  • Prepare zucchini: slice each squash in half lengthwise. Using a melon baller, scoop out insides, leaving about 1/4 inch thick walls, taking care not to punch through the bottom. Salt each half, and turn cut-side down on a plate lined with a paper towel.
  • Prepare veggies: sweat onions, peppers and carrots, seasoned with 1/4 tsp Greek seasoning, and 2 tbsp olive oil, in a cast-iron skillet over very low heat until tender, about ten minutes. Add minced garlic and roasted pepper, let saute another 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn on your gas grill, or preheat your broiler.
  • Wipe out zucchini very well with paper towels, and season with pepper only. Grill cut-side down over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, until they just begin to soften.
  • Transfer cooked quinoa and cooked vegetables to a large bowl. Wipe out any remaining veggies in skillet and spray with cooking spray.
  • Take zucchini off grill, and turn off one burner, leaving the other one on medium-high.
  • Add parsley, tomatoes, vinegar, and 2 tbsp olive oil to bowl (if needed).
  • Taste, and season with Greek seasoning or salt and pepper. Go just a little under-seasoned, as the feta cheese will add some saltiness.
  • Place grilled zucchini boats cut-side up and side-by-side in pan. Spoon quinoa mix generously in boats (you may have a little leftover), and top with cheeses.
  • Place pan on the unlit side of the grill, and close lid.
  • Cook about 5 minutes, until cheese is melted and zucchini is tender but not mushy--check with a fork for doneness.
  • Serve with extra cheese and lemon wedges and enjoy!
  • This makes a great side dish or vegetarian entree--and you can feel even better about having dessert later. (I know I did.)

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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    sounds and looks fantastic!
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  • sday5 9 years ago
    WOW! what a nice treat.
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Wonderful recipe and healthy..I need some healthy!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    This really sounds and looks fabulous. I love everything about this recipe, will be making this weekend. Thanks for the post and a high five.
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