Double Broccoli Quinoa

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceAdapted from 101cookbooks.com
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time45 minutes

Description

Make your own broccoli-based pesto and toss with quinoa for this tasty side dish.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup
quinoa
3 cups
water
5 cups
broccoli
3 cloves
garlic
2/3 cup
almonds
1/3 cup
parmesan
   
salt
2 tablespoons
lemon juice
1/4 cup
olive oil
1/4 cup
heavy cream

Instructions

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.