If you are bored of eating quinoa in a boiled or some definite usual forms, here is a unique and delicious recipe that will present you with quinoa in quite different style, which you have never eaten before. It is a famous quinoa recipe, in which quinoa is especially prepared in Italian style, giving it an innovative texture and amazing taste.
Quinoa absorbs the flavors of red pepper and basil in this Italian-inspired quinoa recipe, which combines a customary pesto with cooked vegetables and quinoa. The dish is outstandingly served chilled or hot as a side-dish along with grilled chicken, steak or fish.
This is also a simple recipe to use with alternate vegetables — try chopped mushrooms, zucchini, or green beans instead red pepper. Each serving offers 123 calories, 13g carbohydrates, 7g fat, 2g fiber, and 4g protein.
Let’s figure out what the Ingredients are?
Fresh basil leaves: 1 cup
Grated Parmesan cheese: 2 tablespoons
Lemon juice: 2 tablespoons
Olive oil: 2 tablespoons
2 cloves garlic, minced
Quinoa & Vegetables:
Cooked quinoa (about 2/3 cup dry): 2 cups
1 chopped red pepper
4 sliced green onions
Salt & pepper to taste
Toasted pine nuts: 1/4 cup
- Wash 2/3 cup quinoa in a strainer under running water. Mix it with 1 1/3 cups water in a pan and boil it. Then decrease heat and cover; boil for 15 minutes or until all fluid is absorbed and quinoa is able to be fluffed with a fork.
- Wash basil and then blend in a processor with lemon juice, parmesan cheese, olive oil, and garlic. Blend it until smooth.
- Mix cooked quinoa, green onions and bell pepper, in a bowl and then mix in the basil pesto. Season with salt and pepper and shower toasted pine nuts.
Enjoy quinoa in a unique and amazingly tasty style.