Great recipe! After seeing the other reviews, I used some vegetable stock I had left over from previous recipes (rather than water) to cook the quinoa. Also, added a bit extra garlic. Exceptional!
I tried this tonight, following the recipe as written. The stuffing tasted very good before baking, but after stuffing the zucchini and baking it, the filling turned out very bland. I think I might skip the beans in the filling, as I believe their flavor/texture is what took over.
My hunny just went vegan and we absolutely loved this recipe!!! Still added a little parmesan (the shaker kind). Everything else was the same....just made some extra of the quinoa mixture for lunch tomorrow! He says it's a keeper!!! Next time I'll use vegetable stock in the quinoa to give it a little extra flavor!!!
Great recipe. The zucchini I had were too small to stuff, so I cut them up and made this recipe into a casserole, cut back the oil to 3 T, and added pignoli nuts. Still baked it with the cheese on top. YUM.
I didn't follow this to a T (used squash and had a brown rice/quinoa mix instead) but the basic concept is unique. My boyfriend certainly enjoyed it and I was definitely full, which was something I was worried about while making it. It's one of those dishes that you could definitely add a couple veggies to like broccoli or onions..with no problem.
Swapped garbanzo beans for the cannellini and worked out great. Delicious!
I thought it was a crime against nature not to include onions in this recipe, and I actually didn't have a lot of the ingredients on hand. Instead, I used diced tomatoes, two carrots (chopped into little bits), two onions, and a large clove of garlic. I cooked these together until soft. I then toasted the quinoa in the same skillet, and added 1.5 cups of chicken stock. I folded in some parmesan cheese when the quinoa had cooked through, and it came out delicious! I had some leftover quinoa, but it's just as delicious without the zucchini. Request for Real Simple: PLEASE add more quinoa recipes! It's a delicious, easy-to-make, and cost-effective grain that is soooo good for you. I'm constantly trying out recipes involving it, as it works with basically anything. Thanks!