Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Vegan MoFo - Zucchini stuffed with quinoa

Last day of Vegan MoFo!  I think it has really helped doing an A-Z because it forced me to do a certain number of posts.  I have enjoyed doing my alphabet mofo & have loved having so many blogs to read.

For the last meal of Vegan MoFo 2010 it is zucchini stuffed with quinoa, this is a good weeknight meal & is healthy & tasty.

Ingredients (the filling makes enough for about 4 halves depending on the size of your zucchini)

  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup plain pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup tvp (I would leave this out next time because you couldn't even tell it was in there)
  • 2 cups water or staock (I used water)
  • 3 tablespoons sliced olives
  • 6 sage leaves chopped
  • Cheezly


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Cut zucchini in half & scoop out the insides & put aside, leaving about 1cm around the edges
  3. Put the zucchini in a lightly greased oven dish skin side down, cover with foil & cook for about 15 minutes on until tender
  4. Heat the oil in a frypan that has a lid & add onion
  5. Roughly chop the zucchini flesh & add to frypan with the mushrooms
  6. When the vegetables have softened add the rest of the ingredients (except the cheezly), cover & cook for 20-30 minutes but keep checking, stirring & add more water if needed until the quinoa is cooked
  7. Season to taste
  8. Fill the zucchini with the quinoa mixture & top with grated or thinly sliced cheezly & bake for another 15 minutes
 I think I overcooked mine a bit & the cheezly went a bit funny.  This is what happens when you go off to feed a baby with dinner cooking in the oven.


  1. Yum, this looks great! And well done on doing vegan mofo!

  2. Looks great! So impressed with your ability to do the A-Z thing, that requires flexibility :-)

  3. Hi Vicki,

    Your zucchini stuffed with quinoa looks absolutely great. That's why I love quinoa. You can prepare it with anything.
    You can stuff peppers, tomatoes or even mushrooms with quinoa.
    It's so versatile.
    Thanks for sharing!