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Quinoa Zucchini Leek Kugel

Quinoa Zucchini Leek Kugel



  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup of quinoa
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 0.66 lbs. (about 2 medium) zucchini, sliced
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In 1 tablespoon olive oil, sauté the leek over a medium flame until tender.
  3. Once leek is tender, add quinoa and toast for 3 minutes, stirring often. Add the water and a 1/8 teaspoon salt and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed. Cover and set aside.
  4. In a separate frying pan, add the garlic and the other tablespoon of olive oil and sauté over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add zucchini and sauté for 5 minutes, or until tender. Set aside to cool.
  5. In a bowl, mix mayonnaise, eggs, and curry thoroughly. Stir in the zucchini and quinoa and mix well. Pour the mixture into an 8 inch round baking dish and bake for 40 minutes, or until golden brown
Alex Idov is a kosher food blogger who runs the award-winning site Kosherology. He is currently studying for his bachelor’s degree in culinary sustainability & hospitality, and is a regular contributing food columnist to The Five Towns Jewish Home magazine. Visit Kosherology, and like Kosherology on Facebook.
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Toby Weiss Queens, NY October 1, 2017

Zucchini, quinoa, leek kugel question I just made 2 of these kugel. They look amazing. Can they be frozen if I want to use them on 4 or 5 days from now on Sukkot? Do you recommend just refrigerating till then or freezing?? Thx Reply

LJ March 23, 2016

Cool, thanks! Reply

Alex March 22, 2016

No, the 1/2 cup is raw. Reply

LJ Johannesburg March 22, 2016

Quiona? Hi... Is the 1/2 cup Quinoa cooked? Reply

Anonymous Georgia May 17, 2014

Quantity, Nutritional Values I now include this dish in my repertoire and thoroughly enjoy it. How many portions does it make? A ballpark figure is okay. Also, is there any chance nutritional values will be included in your recipes? Okay, not just yours--all recipes. Thank you. Reply

Alex April 13, 2014

Zucchini clarification the 6 is a typo, I believe it should be .66 of a pound. Reply

Anonymous April 13, 2014

I would like to prepare this recipe for Passover but 6lbs of zucchini don't seem like two medium zucchinis. Can you please clarify? Thanks Reply

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