Quinoa With Grilled Zucchini & Garbanzo Beans

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Recipe: #35480

August 17, 2020

"Recipe source: Bon Appetit (August/2008)"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (240 g)
  • Calories 193
  • Total Fat - 10.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 307.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 21.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.3 g
  • Sugars - 4.2 g
  • Protein - 5.4 g
  • Calcium - 61.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 27.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a bowl combine the beans and lemon juice and then add 3 tablespoons of oil and garlic (through a garlic press); stir. Let marinate for at least 15 minutes or up to 2 hours.

Step 2

In a saucepan over medium heat heat 1 tablespoon oil and then add the cumin sees, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon paprika and cook stirring for one minute. Stir in the water, quinoa and salt; bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium low and cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until water is absorbed.

Step 3

Meanwhile prepare grill to medium high heat. Place the zucchini on a rimmed baking sheet and then drizzle 1 teaspoon over the zucchini and sprinkle with the ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon paprika; toss.

Step 4

Place zucchini on grill and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Girl for 10-15 minutes or until tender and browned on all sides; transfer to a cutting board and cut crosswise into 1/2 inch pieces.

Step 5

Add the zucchini, green onions and parsley to the quinoa and then add the garbanzo bean mixture to the quinoa. Toss. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 6

***can be made 2 hours ahead and kept at room temperature


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


This is a delicious and filling recipe! Made the whole recipe for the two of us so I could have another meal. I used my stove top grill pan for the zucchini and it worked perfectly. For our tastes, I will be increasing the spices etc. Did a splash of lemon juice before serving to brighten the flavours. Will be making this again when my veggie daughter comes to visit soon. Thank you for another keeper Ellie! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.


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(14 Aug 2023)

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