|Source||Adapted from 101cookbooks.com|
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cooking time||30 minutes|
|Total time||45 minutes|
Make your own broccoli-based pesto and toss with quinoa for this tasty side dish.
Cook the quinoa by bringing the water to a boil and adding the quinoa. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
Steam the broccoli, cooking just long enough to take the raw edge off. Transfer the broccoli to a strainer and run under cold water until it stops cooking. Set aside.
Puree 2 cups of the cooked broccoli, the garlic, 1/2 cup of the almonds, parmesan, salt, and lemon juice in a food processor to make a broccoli pesto. Drizzle in the olive oil and cream and pulse until smooth.
Just before serving, toss the quinoa and remaining broccoli florets with about 1/2 of the broccoli pesto. Taste and add more pesto or salt if desired.