Sunday, May 2, 2010

Pesto Quinoa Salad

I interrupt Knit and Crochet Blog Week with a recipe because food is good for you! (To be honest I won't answer the rest of the questions because I just really don't want to.)


Spinach pesto
One bunch spinach
6 cloves garlic crushed
1/2 cup olive oil more or less - I started with 1/4 cup this bunch of spinach was on the large size so I needed more
a pinch of fresh basil
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 cup toasted walnuts

Blend all ingredients up in your favorite food preprocessor.

Pesto Quinoa Salad - Serves one 1-2
1/4 - 1/2 cup cooked red quinoa
1/4 - 1/2 cup broccoli cut small
1 T shallot only because I had some and it need to be used up
1/4 -1/2 cup carrots diced
small amount mesculan salad greens
a dollop of pesto

I steamed the carrots and broccoli just a bit to make them more tender.

I mixed the quinoa and the veggies in a bowl, topped it with a bit of fresh salad greens and a dollop of pesto.

Hmmm, Hmmm, Good!

1 comment:

  1. This looks amazing--even better than you described yesterday!

    And, the red quinoa really IS prettier. I'm going to have to track some down. :)