Pesto Quinoa


I got this recipe for quinoa with pesto from a friend living in Ecuador. Quinoa was a staple of her diet there; it is a great source of protein.

close up view of Pesto Quinoa with tomatoes in a bowl
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto

  • 1 tomato, diced

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring quinoa and chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until liquid is completely absorbed, about 15 minutes.

  2. Remove the saucepan from heat; stir pesto into quinoa. Fold tomato into mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

198 Calories
6g Fat
29g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 198
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 110mg 2%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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