Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Zucchini Quinoa Bake

This is the perfect, healthy side that combines grain and vegetables! It goes wonderfully with grilled chicken. 

2 zucchini, shredded
2 eggs
1 C quinoa, cooked
½ tsp garlic, oregano, onion powder
Pinch smoked paprika (1/8 tsp)
1/3 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 tablespoons bread crumbs
3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

1   1.  Place shredded zucchini in a strainer, sprinkle with salt, stir, and sprinkle with salt again. Let sit for at least 15 minutes. Place a clean rag on top of the strainer, and push down so that the liquid comes out of the openings in the strainer. You can stir and push down again.  Take your time getting out as much water as possible.
2  In a medium mixing bowl, beat two eggs. Add zucchini, quinoa, and seasonings.
3 Grease a 8x8 baking dish or round pie dish. Pour mixture into dish and spread evenly. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and then Parmesan.
   4. Bake for 35-40 minutes at 375.