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Cajun Quinoa and Soyrizo Saute
with corn / zucchini / quinoa

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
Cajun seasoning and soyrizo give this saute big, bold flavor. Serve the soyrizo with a vegetable-loaded quinoa. Creamy lemon yogurt balances out the spice in this quick dish.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Lemon Yogurt Sauce:
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 1/3 cup
  • Honey - 1/2 tsp
  • Paprika, smoked - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon zest - 1/2 tsp
Cajun Quinoa and Soyrizo Saute:
  • Quinoa, uncooked - 1 cup
  • Stock, any type - 2 cups
  • Bell peppers, any color - 1/2 chopped
  • Onions, red - 1/2 , chopped
  • Zucchini - 12 oz, chopped
  • Green onions - 1 stalk, chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Beans, black (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Corn kernels, fresh or frozen - 1 cup
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Soyrizo - 16 oz
  • Vinegar, sherry - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Quinoa - (Skip if quinoa was made ahead for Tuesday.) Combine quinoa with stock and a pinch of salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil covered. Lower heat, keep covered, and cook until liquid is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat when finished to prevent burning / sticking. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make yogurt sauce - Whisk together yogurt, honey, paprika and lemon zest. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Bell peppers / Onions - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Zucchini / Green onions - Prep as directed. Store zucchini in one container. Combine green and white parts of green onions in another container. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  5. Beans and corn - Combine beans and corn in a colander and run under warm water to rinse beans and defrost corn.

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Make

  1. Heat a large wok or nonstick pan with oil over medium-high heat. Add soyrizo and saute until broken into small pieces and starting to brown, 5 to 6 minutes.
  2. Add zucchini, bell peppers and onions and continue to saute until vegetables are tender, ~4 minutes more. Add vinegar and saute for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in black beans and corn. Add quinoa and continue cooking until quinoa is warm.
  4. Remove from heat and season with some salt and pepper.
  5. Top quinoa with lemon juice and green onions. Enjoy with sauce over top.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (75)
Gluten-free (6)
Paleo (10)
Vegetarian (9)

24 reviews

quick and easy. I used less soyrizo and quinoa. make sure to season well at the end.

By: Grace
Posted: Sep 30, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

So quick and easy! Loved the flavors, skipped the zucchini since I didn’t have it on hand, quinoa was great without. Used coconut yogurt for the sauce, at first I thought it was going to be too sweet, but it was perfect. Definitely adding this to regular rotation.

By: Christine
Posted: Aug 01, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Made the quinoa in a rice cooker. Didn't have sherry vinegar, so I used rice vinegar.

By: Sara
Posted: Sep 25, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Excellent

By: Mike
Posted: Aug 30, 2017
Diet: Original
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Very good and so easy! I had chopped the veggies ahead of time, so it came together very quickly-this would be great as a weeknight meal. Once everything was cooked, I tossed the chicken and sauce all together with it. Made the whole dish very flavorful.

By: Charlotte
Posted: Aug 25, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

It was more quinoa than we could eat.

By: Diana
Posted: Aug 25, 2017
Diet: Original
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