Daily Archives: February 26, 2013

Quinoa Squash Gratin

This is a super comfort-food-type dish (but healthy!). My friend made a batch yesterday and gave me some to take  home after the movie. :D Recipe adapted from here. I didn’t last much longer after eating it. Dropped off into a food coma (that may or may not have been helped along by the massive loss of blood yesterday).

Quinoa Squash Gratin

-1 tbsp EVOO
-1 medium onion, chopped
-salt, to taste
-2-3 garlic cloves, minced
-1 1/2 lb summer squash, diced
-1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
-1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
-freshly ground pepper, to taste
-3 large eggs
-1 cup red quinoa, cooked
-1/2 cup grated Gruyère cheese (2 oz)
-1 bunch kale

1) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Oil a two-quart baking dish or gratin. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large, heavy skillet, and add the onion. Cook, stirring, until tender, about five minutes. Add a pinch of salt and the garlic. Cook, stirring, until fragrant (~30 seconds to 1 minute).
2) Add the squash, kale, jalapeno, thyme and rosemary. Cook, stirring often, until the squash is tender but not mushy (~10 min). Season to taste with salt and pepper, and remove from the heat.
3) Beat the eggs in a large bowl, and stir in the squash mixture, the cooked quinoa and the cheese. Mix well and season, then scrape into the baking dish. Place in the oven, and bake 35 minutes or until it’s set and the top is lightly browned. Serve hot.