Spinach Pesto Quinoa Bowl

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343 CALORIES 47g CARBS 12g FAT 15g PROTEIN
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Easy, delicious, and satisfying Spinach Pesto Quinoa Bowls are what's for dinner. Ready in about 20 minutes and packed with good for you ingredients, this meatless dinner is perfect for a busy weeknight. Plus the leftovers are even better after everything the flavors have a chance to deepen overnight in the fridge. I like to stick to a traditional basil pesto but you could substitute in cilantro, arugula, kale, or any leafy green you like. You could also use canned diced tomatoes or sundried tomatoes in place of the fresh ones if tomatoes aren't in season.

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Spinach Pesto Quinoa Bowl

Spinach Pesto Quinoa Bowl

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 20 Min
TOTAL TIME: 25 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1.33 cups quinoa
  • 2 cups basil leaves, packed
  • 6 tbsp. water
  • 4 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 U cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 8 cups spinach
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • salt and pepper

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Instructions

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1

Cook the quinoa according to package directions. I recommend cooking it in vegetable broth for more flavor.

2

Meanwhile, add the basil, water, Parmesan cheese, almonds, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper to a food processor. Pulse until smooth to make the pesto.

3

When the quinoa finishes cooking, turn the heat up to medium. Add the spinach, tomatoes, and pesto. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often, until spinach wilts and tomatoes and pesto are warm.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 343
Calories from Fat 107
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
18%
Saturated Fat 3g
11%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 5mg
2%
Sodium 326mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate 47g
16%
Dietary Fiber 7g
30%
Sugars 4g
Protein 15g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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