Monday, August 13, 2012

Farmer's Market Skillet with Quinoa, Feta, Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Corn


I saw this recipe on Pinterest and knew I had to make it. When Bill was out of town one night last week I made this for myself since I knew I probably wouldn't be able to get away with a meal without meat if Bill was home.  It was absolutely fantastic! I saved some of it and gobbled it up the next night for dinner as well.  It is very easy and tastes so fresh and filling that I want to make it again already!  The dressing is just perfect and brings the flavors of the veggies and feta all together. I highly suggest trying it for a meatless meal, or a side dish.

Farmer's Market Skillet with Quinoa, Feta, Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Corn
From: Iowa Girl Eats
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min

1 3/4 cup chicken broth (aprox. 1 can)
1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small zucchini, quartered and sliced
2 ears sweet corn, kernals cut off the cob
2 green onions
salt & peper
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 cup feta
2 Tbsp chopped basil

For the Honey Lemon Vinaigrette:
1 Tbsp lemon Zest
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp Honey
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

1. Bring chicken broth to boil in a saucepan.  Add rinsed quinoa and cover, turn heat down to medium low, then let cook until the broth is absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 25 minutes.  Fluff with a fork and let cool slightly.

2. While Quinoa is cooking, combine all ingredients for Honey Lemon Vinaigrette in a large jar or bowl, then shake or whisk to combine and set aside.  Chop all vegetables.

3. 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, ten saute until barely tender, about 4 minutes.

4.  Add cooked quinoa and half of Honey Lime Vinaigrette, then stir and cook for 1 minute more.

5.  Add remaining vinaigrette, tomatoes, feta cheese, and basil to the skillet.  Stir well, taste, and add more salt and pepper if necessary.  Let cool 5-10 minutes before serving.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Made this last night and it is absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing.


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