Quinoa Squash Pilaf

you have not tried quinoa yet, this is the {vegan friendly} dish to start with! Full of flavor and nutritious ingredients, this recipe is sure to be a new favorite! 


{Note: Look
for quinoa in the cereal, rice or organic food aisle of your grocery store}


{1} cup quinoa

{1} 14.5 oz can vegetable

{1/4} cup water

{1} large zucchini,
halved lengthwise and sliced

{2} medium yellow summer
squash, halved lengthwise and sliced

{3} garlic cloves, minced

{1} tbl minced fresh

{1/2} tsp salt

{1/2} tsp dried oregano

{1/2} tsp ground cumin

{1/2} tsp chili powder

{1/4} tsp pepper

{1/8} tsp crushed red
pepper flakes

{2} cups fresh baby
spinach, chopped

{1} 15 oz can black beans


In a small saucepan, bring broth and water to a boil. Add
quinoa. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until liquid is

In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute
the zucchini, and yellow squash in spray until vegetables are tender. Add
garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in black beans, cilantro, seasonings and
quinoa; heat through. Add spinach; cook and stir until spinach is wilted. 

Yield: 8 servings.




  1. Nicole-Lynn
    March 21, 2012 / 1:31 pm

    Sounds like a nice, healthy dinner! Thanks!

  2. Katie
    March 21, 2012 / 1:44 pm

    I love all your recipes!! I will definitely have to try this one out!I haven't tried quinoa yet but I have seen it everywhere lately. No time like the present. xo

  3. Maran (HeyHawleywood)
    March 21, 2012 / 1:45 pm

    Ooh I love quinoa but always just kind of throw stuff together. Definitely book marking this recipe. See ya tonight!!!

  4. Kayln
    March 21, 2012 / 2:31 pm

    yummm that looks so good!!! you're making me hungry 🙂

  5. Megan {Tales of an HBS Wife}
    March 21, 2012 / 2:47 pm

    I love quinoa and that sounds delish!

  6. Jess
    March 21, 2012 / 2:56 pm

    This is too funny! I actually had this last night at my birthday dinner! So yummy and good for you too! Thanks for the recipe girl!

  7. Jordan Streetman
    March 21, 2012 / 4:41 pm

    I have seen quinoa everywhere! So I bought it a while ago, but never know what to do with it. I am going to have to make this!

  8. Amy {Fresh and Fancy}
    March 21, 2012 / 6:10 pm

    Yummy! Sounds like a great summer dinner!

  9. Bubble My Licorice
    March 21, 2012 / 6:28 pm

    amazing post :)your blog is awesome!bubblemylicorice.blogspot.com

  10. Dee Stephens
    March 21, 2012 / 6:58 pm

    I love it but have yet to make it on my own.I saw a recipe for the mac n' cheese that i'm dying to make!Add it to my list!I'm one of the people going to the happy hour tonight so I thought I would stop by and say hi 🙂

  11. Celeste
    March 23, 2012 / 5:34 pm

    this recipe is going in the book. this looks sooooo good.

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