Quinoa with Currants, Dill, and Zucchini

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 3/4 tsp fine grain sea salt
  • 1 cup (6.5 oz) quinoa, well rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz) dried currants
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 small-medium zucchini, grated
  • 4 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 4 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • Feta cheese, crumbled (as much as you like)

Directions:

  • Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add most of the green onions, a pinch of salt, and cook until the onions soften, just a couple of minutes.
  • Add the quinoa and cook, stirring occasionally, until the grains dry out and toast a bit, roughly another 3 minutes.
  • Add the water, currants, and the remaining salt and bring to a boil
  • Dial back the heat to simmer, covered, until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is just cooked through-about 15 minutes.  Be mindful not to overcook the quinoa and have it go to mush.  Remove from heat.
  • While the quinoa is cooking, zest the lemon and squeeze 2 Tbsp of lemon juice into a small bowl.
  • Stir into cooked quinoa:  zucchini, lemon juice and zest, most of the sesame seeds, and most of the dill.
  • Taste and adjust for salt.
  • Serve, turned out onto a platter, topped with feta and the remaining green onions, sesame seeds, and dill.
  • Serves 6.

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