QUINOA WITH SPRING VEGETABLES AND CITRUS FRUITS WITH ZUCCHI EVOO CITRONETTE Recipe | Zucchi
The perfect summertime meal to help you get " Beach Ready"
4
40 minutes
50 minures
easy

Ingredients

  • 250 g /

    Quinoa

  • 100 g /

    Runner beans

  • 100 g /

    Shelled peas

  • 100 g /

    Shelled broad beans

  • 1 Bunch /

    of asparagus tips

  • 1 /

    lemon

  • 1 /

    lime

  • 1 /

    oranges

  • EUROPEAN UNION SUSTAINABLE EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL 500 ML

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  • salt

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Instructions

Wash and prepare the vegetables. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and blanch the vegetables separately. As you remove them from the pan, transfer them to a bowl of iced water to stop them cooking and conserve their color. Take the outer skin off the broad beans and put them in a large bowl with the other vegetables.

Make the citronette. Grate the rinds of the citrus fruit, first washing them thoroughly and drying them. Chop half a clove of garlic. Put the rinds and garlic in the beaker of a stab mixer. Then squeeze the juice from the citrus fruits and pour it into the beaker. Blend, dribbling in the oil, until you have a creamy emulsion. Add salt and pepper, stir thoroughly and pour into a bowl. Dress the vegetables with the citronette and a pinch of salt and leave to absorb the flavors while you cook the quinoa.

Pour the quinoa into a fine sieve and rinse under cold running water to remove the bitter outer coating, then drain thoroughly. Heat a non-stick saucepan. Pour in the quinoa and roast with a spoonful of oil for a couple of minutes, until it is slightly golden, to bring out all its flavour. Then add 500 g of salted boiling water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave to stand for 5 minutes to absorb all the moisture.

Then fluff up the quinoa seeds with a fork. Dress with two spoonfuls of oil, add the vegetables, mix well and serve.

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ZUCCHI

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