Pesto & Tomato Quinoa Salad Recipe

Pesto & Tomato Quinoa Salad Recipe

30-minute recipe Serves 6
Ready in just 30 minutes, the secret to all the flavour in this salad is a quick-blitz basil pesto. Mixed with tomatoes, onion, fluffy quinoa and lemon, this summer side dish will absolutely steal the spotlight at your next barbecue. Tip: Char lemons on the grill for extra juiciness and flavour.
30-minute recipe Serves 6


Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 15 mins
  • 1

    Place quinoa and 2 1/4 cups of broth in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until broth is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Set aside and let cool.

  • 2

    Preheat barbecue to medium-high.

  • 3

    Combine basil, olive oil, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan, salt and pepper in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add remaining 1/4 cup of broth and blend to combine.

  • 4

    Combine tomatoes, mozzarella and onion in a large bowl. Add quinoa and pesto and toss until evenly mixed.

  • 5

    Place lemon on barbecue and cook until grill-marked, about 3 to 4 minutes. Serve salad on a platter. Squeeze lemon over salad just before serving.

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