Fresh Veggies with Quinoa

Back when I was still pregnant, I wanted some really fresh, flavorful veggies. Well I certainly wasn’t going to deny that craving, so here’s what I made:

I used the mandolin slicer attachment for my cheese grater, and damned if it didn’t slice up that zucchini real nice. I also cut up (the boring, old-fashioned way) about 1/2 a cauliflower and one broccoli crown. I sauteed all of this in olive oil, and used a ton of dried basil and a little garlic salt to flavor it. I cooked everything very lightly so that the veggies were still crisp. 

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I cut some grape tomatoes in half and threw them in just long enough to warm up. If you cook them too long they turn to mush, and you basically made a tomato sauce on accident.

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I put this over some quinoa, but you could also use any kind of rice or pasta. You could also add some Parmesan or feta cheese if you like.

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This was so healthy and satisfying, I wish I had a big bowlful right now! 

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March 7, 2014. Tags: , , , , , . Cooking.

4 Comments

  1. mywildhood replied:

    Looks delicious! I just saw a recipe for baked and breaded zucchini chips, so now I hve two reasons to use that slicer on the back of the cheese grader!

  2. Ani replied:

    Simply delicious! Quinoa is one of my favorite bases.

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