Looking for easy side dish recipes? This Pesto Quinoa is a delicious vegetarian and gluten free side dish recipe made in under 30 minutes.
- Cook the quinoa (or use our Instant Pot quinoa method): Use a strainer to rinse the quinoa in cold water and shake it dry. Then place the quinoa in a saucepan with the water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Simmer where the water is just bubbling for about 17 to 20 minutes, until the water has been completely absorbed. (Check by pulling back the quinoa with a fork to see if water remains.) If necessary, stir once to incorporate any uncooked grains on the top.
- Turn off the heat, cover, and let sit with the lid on to steam for 5 minutes. Then fluff the quinoa with a fork. Stir in the pesto and kosher salt, to taste.
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Pesto, Quinoa, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy, Healthy Side Dish, Pesto Quinoa,