Grilled Zucchini Quinoa Salad with Honey-Tahini Dressing

Grilled Zucchini Quinoa Salad & Honey-Tahini Dressing is hearty and filling. The quinoa is full of nutrition and protein making this perfect as a main dish.

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Grilled Zucchini Quinoa Salad with Honey-Tahini Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 388 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
  • 3 medium zucchinis trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tahini sesame seed paste
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa cooled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme  chopped (optional)
  • ½ cup raw pumpkin or sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley  chopped (optional)
  1. Heat a grill to medium-low. Slice the zucchini lengthwise into ¼-inch long strips. Grill the zucchini for 1-2 minutes per side, just until tender. Transfer to a plate and allow to cool completely.
  2. While the zucchini is cooling, prepare the dressing by whisking together the olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, honey, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add the quinoa to a large bowl and season generously with salt and pepper. If desired, toss in the fresh thyme for some added flavor. Evenly divide the quinoa among 4 plates. Arrange the grilled zucchini on top of the quinoa and drizzle with the dressing. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of seeds over each dish, along with a bit of the parsley (if using).

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Zucchini Quinoa Salad with Honey-Tahini Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 26mg 1%
Potassium 769mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 8g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 10.9%
Vitamin C 40.3%
Calcium 7.5%
Iron 22.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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