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Spiced and Delicious Carrot, Zucchini Quinoa

This delicious recipe demonstrated by Chef AJ was originated by Healthy Taste of LA demo coordinator Melanie Hopkins. With 3 food ingredients and 2 spices you have a flavorful meal ready to go! So happy to continue to share this very simple yet colorful, tasty and nutritious Quinoa dish with you.


6 -8 Cups quinoa, cooked ( I made this using 2 cups of dry quinoa)

2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into small cubes

2 medium zucchini, trimmed, cut into small cubes

1 T Hungarian sweet paprika (I didn't have this so I used 1/2 T black pepper and 1/2 T cayenne)

1Tsp. cinnamon


  1. In a large skillet, add 1 T water or no sodium broth and heat a few seconds.

  2. Add carrots and saute 3-5 minutes until tender

  3. Add zucchini and saute 3 additional minutes. Add a few Tbs. of water if needed.

  4. Add the spices.

  5. Add in cooked quinoa and toss.

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