Quinoa and Salmon – 2 elements for the perfect stuffed zucchini

Last week was a tough week. It was hot and humid and I need to eat something I really liked, that was filling but also easy to make. This is a much lighter version than my original salmon stuffed zucchini.

The ingredients:

  • round zucchini
  • smoked salmon
  • quinoa
  • mustard
  • shallots (or any onion you prefer)
  • butter
  • the zest of a lime
  • fish stock
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • white wine (optional)

First, prepare the stuffing. Coarsely chop up the shallots, smoked salmon and place them in a non-stick pan or pot with mustard, butter and lime zest.

In the meantime, empty the round zucchini carefully by cutting off the top and scraping the inside with a spoon. Don’t throw the zucchini pulp nor the top. Sprinkle some salt on the inside and spread it around.

When the salmon has changed colour, pour in half a glass of white wine and let it evaporate.

Add the quinoa and let it absorb all the liquid goodness in the pot.

When the quinoa starts to dry, add the pulp from the emptied zucchine and the fish stock.

When the quinoa is ready, check for seasoning and stuff your zucchini

Now cover them with their top and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until a fork inserted in the zucchini goes in without resistance.



About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.


  1. I love stuffed zucchini! I have BBQ Turkey Cheeseburger Zucchini on the menu for tonight!


  2. Pingback: Quinoa and Salmon – 2 elements for the perfect stuffed zucchini | frankensportblog

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