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.
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!