Recipe by Sarah
"I got this recipe from a friend who was living in Ecuador. Quinoa was a staple of her diet there; it is a great source of protein."
Watch video tips and tricks
quinoa, rinsed and drained
salt and pepper to taste
I hadn't thought of serving quinoa with pesto before so this recipe was a great idea starter for me. As well as the pesto, I added lots more tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, chopped olives, chopped spinach, pine nuts and ate the whole thing with a little grated Parmesan on top. Delicious!
Decent enough. Honestly, you could put pesto on a car battery, serve it with a side of brussels sprouts and you'd hear no complaints from me. Pesto is the man. Pesto is God's favorite food. I added three chopped hard-boiled eggs to this because it was breakfast, next time I might leave the yolks a little runny.
This was deeeeeeelicious. I love pesto, so this was perfect for me. I felt like it needed something else, though... so I added a can of chickpeas and it was great.
Quick and easy for a main dish or a side dish. I added sliced carrots at the end with the tomatoes for more color and some crunch. My husband had seconds!
This was so simple and tasty! I did add 3T of pesto, used veggie broth and a bunch of little grape tomatoes. Then I decided to add more - some baby spinach, black olives and garbanzo beans. Nice addition to my "quinoa recipes". Thanks.
I make this as a side dish with grilled chicken and add feta cheese - it's delicious! I also make a cold salad by adding cucumber, red peppers, green onions, and feta. It's a wonderful lunch in the summer!
Very good. My husband does not like quinoa but I thought I'd give it another go and he really enjoyed. My 16 month also ate it up. FYI, you can do quinoa in your rice cooker and it comes out perfectly.
More pesto is needed, I doubled the pesto the second time and it was much better.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 198
** Calories from Fat: 55
Everything you need to party like a leprechaun.
New for spring! Good-for-you food you’ll love to eat.
Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $9.99!
A quick, simple, sensational side dish that’s out of the ordinary.
Here’s a simple veggie and quinoa side that’s perfect for the holiday season.
See how to make a quinoa salad with dried cranberries.