Quinoa with Zucchini and Pistachios

By Marianne Schwartz | Recipes

Quinoa with Zucchini and Pistachios

Quinoa with Zucchini and Pistachios

Quinoa with Zucchini and Pistachios

I already cooked Quinoa before but wasn’t that much a fan of it. That was until this recipe and since then I love to cook Quinoa and I even serve this dish to all of my friends.

Quinoa with Zucchini and Pistachios Recipe

  • 200g quinoa
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 2 courgettes
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1/2 tablespoon thyme
  • 50g unsalted roasted pistachios (I grate them myself in the pan)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • the zest of one lemon and the juice of half a lemon


Rinse the quinoa under cold clean underwear in a fine sieve under running water until the water runs clear.

This takes away the bitter taste of quinoa. Put the quinoa in a small saucepan with water and a bouillon cube.

Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and cover it for 15-20 min., until the quinoa is tender. Pour the quinoa in a colander and let it rest and steam.

Cut the zucchini into thin slices.

Heat in a large saucepan over medium-high heat 2 tbsp oil. Fry the zucchini soft gold for about 5 minutes.

Let the garlic, thyme and parsley bake fo half a minute (note that the garlic does not need to get brown).
Add the zucchini and roasted pistachio nuts in the quinoa. Add the zest and juice of the lemon to it (this makes the dish very very good!) And season with salt and pepper. Dinner is served!