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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.


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Friday 23rd of March 2012

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

Dee Stephens

Wednesday 21st of March 2012

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 :-)

Bubble My Licorice

Wednesday 21st of March 2012

amazing post :)your blog is awesome!

Amy {Fresh and Fancy}

Wednesday 21st of March 2012

Yummy! Sounds like a great summer dinner!

Jordan Streetman

Wednesday 21st of March 2012

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!