Quinoa and Grilled Zucchini

I’ve made this recipe twice, the second time (as pictured) I had to use couscous as both my local supermarkets were out of quinoa. Quinoa is pronounced keen-wah and is actually a seed but looks a lot like couscous. Where it differs from grains is in its protein content.

The protein in quinoa is considered to be a complete protein due to the presence of all 8 essential amino acids. Some types of wheat come close to matching quinoa’s protein content, but grains such as barley, corn, and rice generally have less than half the protein of quinoa. (From All About Quinoa)

I really like this dish, even though I don’t care for lime/lemon, yoghurt or coriander in isolation. I’m glad I tried it (thanks Eve!), it’s now a regular dish in my lunch bag. I added broccoli for extra-super-good nutritional value.

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