Zucchini Quinoa Bowl (How to make)

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If you follow me on social medias or on Youtube (@vikkicloe), then you might already have been introduced to my boyfriend Mason (@mason_keener). If you know him half way, then you’ll know he loves his burgers and fries, ribs, chicken, steak, etc. Gotta get that protein of course, but instead of some of the fried foods and main dishes that are loaded in calories and fat, I try to encourage him to eat some healthier foods more often. This is one of those meals that turn his response from “Oh… healthy dinner night” to “Ok ok, I’ll savage that again!” It’s by no means 100 percent healthy as you’ll coat the zucchini in a small amount of oil, but it definitely cleans up a lot compared to many other alternatives.

 

What you’ll need for meal:

3 Zucchini

A package of Green Beans

Clove of Garlic

1 Cup of Quinoa

 

What you’ll need for sauce:

Cashews

Soy sauce

A pinch of curry seasoning

Water

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  • To cook the zucchini, you’ll just want to wash and cut it lengthwise into a few long but flat slices. On the skillet, add a touch of oil (not too much or the zucchini will turn out soggy) and fry some chopped garlic (for the taste). Once it turns a nice lightly browned color, add in the zucchini carefully. Turn them around and get them coated well. Cook for approximately 5 minutes or until you see them get a nice crispy touch on both sides.

 

  • If you’re not familiar with quinoa, don’t worry. I know some eat it religiously while others may not have ever tried it. If it’s a new addition to your cooking, simply just buy a small bag of dried quinoa. Add roughly twice as much water as there is quinoa into a pot, then turn the burner on until it begins to boil and then reduce heat to low. Cover it, stir every few minutes, and 10-15 minutes later pull it off. 

 

  • To make the sauce, you’ll want to add the ingredients listed above into a blender and hit the switch. If it comes out tasting too strong then add a few more cashews and a couple drops of water. I would recommend a half cup of cashews (or a good handful amount), half a cup of water, a sprinkle of curry seasoning and no more than a Tbsp of soy sauce.

 

  • Once everything is made, fill the first portion of your bowl with quinoa, then stack the green beans, zucchini, and avocado on top. It’s like a veggie version of smoothie bowls (lol). You can either pour the sauce on top of simply dip your forkfuls into it!

 

I hope you enjoy!

 

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