My friend, Meghan, raved about this recipe for Farmer’s Market Skillet: http://pinterest.com/pin/91901648617177047/. She wrote “I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed veggies this much AND I’m not a quinoa fan… but LOVED this”. As someone who sometimes needs to force herself to eat veggies as a good example to my toddler, I was intrigued.
I picked up all my ingredients at Trader Joe’s and got started with preparations. The recipe called for a 25 minute prep of the quinoa, but I just followed the directions on the box. So it only took about 10 minutes. The rest was easy peasy. I used season salt on the zucchini to quicken the process and,since I hate onions, I used dried onions.
I have to agree with Meghan on this one. This recipe was delicious. My husband and toddler both gobbled it up. And, as a matter of fact, so did I.
1-3/4 cups chicken broth
1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small zucchini, quartered and sliced (or half a large one)
2 ears sweet corn, kernels cut off the cob (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 green onions
salt & pepper
1 vine-ripened tomato, chopped
1/2 cup feta
2 Tablespoons chopped basil
For the Honey Lemon Vinaigrette:
1 Tablespoon lemon zest
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 Tablespoons honey
1 garlic clove, microplaned or finely minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Bring chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan. Add rinsed quinoa and place a lid on top, turn the heat down to medium-low, then cook until the broth is absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 25 minutes. Fluff the cooked quinoa with a fork and let cool slightly.
- Meanwhile, combine all ingredients for the Honey Lemon Vinaigrette in a jar or bowl, then shake or whisk to combine and set aside.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute until golden brown, about 30 seconds. Add zucchini, sweet corn, and green onions, season with salt and pepper, then saute until barely tender, about 4 minutes. Add cooked quinoa and half the Honey Lemon Vinaigrette, then stir and cook for 1 more minute.*
- Add remaining vinaigrette, tomatoes, feta cheese, and basil to the skillet. Stir well, taste, and add more salt and pepper if necessary. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.