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

Sarah
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the quinoa and chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the moisture is completely absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; stir the pesto through the quinoa. Fold the tomato into the mixture. Season with salt and pepper to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

198.4 calories; 7.3 g protein; 28.7 g carbohydrates; 2.5 mg cholesterol; 70.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2010
I hadn't thought of serving quinoa with pesto before so this recipe was a great idea starter for me. As well as the pesto I added lots more tomatoes sun dried tomatoes chopped olives chopped spinach pine nuts and ate the whole thing with a little grated Parmesan on top. Delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/18/2010
Decent enough. Honestly you could put pesto on a car battery serve it with a side of brussels sprouts and you'd hear no complaints from me. Pesto is the man. Pesto is God's favorite food. I added three chopped hard-boiled eggs to this because it was breakfast next time I might leave the yolks a little runny. Read More
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97 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2010
I hadn't thought of serving quinoa with pesto before so this recipe was a great idea starter for me. As well as the pesto I added lots more tomatoes sun dried tomatoes chopped olives chopped spinach pine nuts and ate the whole thing with a little grated Parmesan on top. Delicious! Read More
(89)
Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2010
I hadn't thought of serving quinoa with pesto before so this recipe was a great idea starter for me. As well as the pesto I added lots more tomatoes sun dried tomatoes chopped olives chopped spinach pine nuts and ate the whole thing with a little grated Parmesan on top. Delicious! Read More
(89)
Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2010
This was deeeeeeelicious. I love pesto so this was perfect for me. I felt like it needed something else though... so I added a can of chickpeas and it was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2010
Quick and easy for a main dish or a side dish. I added sliced carrots at the end with the tomatoes for more color and some crunch. My husband had seconds! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/18/2010
Decent enough. Honestly you could put pesto on a car battery serve it with a side of brussels sprouts and you'd hear no complaints from me. Pesto is the man. Pesto is God's favorite food. I added three chopped hard-boiled eggs to this because it was breakfast next time I might leave the yolks a little runny. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
I make this as a side dish with grilled chicken and add feta cheese - it's delicious! I also make a cold salad by adding cucumber red peppers green onions and feta. It's a wonderful lunch in the summer! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2010
This was so simple and tasty! I did add 3T of pesto used veggie broth and a bunch of little grape tomatoes. Then I decided to add more - some baby spinach black olives and garbanzo beans. Nice addition to my "quinoa recipes". Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2010
Very good. My husband does not like quinoa but I thought I'd give it another go and he really enjoyed. My 16 month also ate it up. FYI you can do quinoa in your rice cooker and it comes out perfectly. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/11/2012
Not what I expected. I added 3 tbsp. of pesto as others mentioned. I also added roasted red pepper artichoke hearts parsley parmesan cheese and two pinches of sugar. The consistency was a little goopy. Either there was too much chicken broth or I didn't let it sit long enough. I didn't eat any right away but placed in the fridge so the flavors can blend together. Hopefully it will taste better after being refrigerated! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2010
More pesto is needed I doubled the pesto the second time and it was much better. Read More
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