Quinoa with Broccoli Pesto

Number of Servings: 4 (192 g)
Active Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 25 Minutes

Mix up your next batch of pesto with a boost of broccoli add it to a warm quinoa salad for a simple, satisfying vegetarian dinner option.


  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ripe avocado, pit removed
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 ounce parmesan cheese, cut into small chunks
  • fresh lemon juice (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Toss the broccoli and garlic cloves with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and sea salt. Roast for 15-20 minutes, until both broccoli and garlic are beginning to brown. Stir part to prevent burning.
  2. Set 1/2 cup of the roasted broccoli pieces aside. Add the remaining roasted broccoli, roasted garlic, avocado, parmesan cheese, and remaining oil to a blender, and blend until a smooth puree is formed. Stir in a squeeze of lemon juice.
  3. Mix half a cup of the broccoli pesto and the reserved broccoli florets into the cooked quinoa. Save any leftover pesto in the fridge for another use.
  4. Toast the pine nuts over dry heat and use as garnish for quinoa. Add the butter to the same frying pan and let it melt.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 192 g

Amount per serving
Calories 405
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
Cholesterol 12mg 3%
Sodium 425mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 13g
Protein 10g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0%
Calcium 172.2mg 15%
Iron 1.9mg 10%
Potassium 570mg 10%
Vitamin A 120.9mcg 15%
Vitamin C 56.6mg 60%
Vitamin E 4.6mg 35%
Vitamin K 23.9mcg 20%
Thiamin 0.2mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 15%
Niacin 3.5mg 20%
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 25%
Folate 100.4mcg 25%
Vitamin B12 0.2mcg 8%
Biotin 2.3mcg 6%
Chloride 262.7mg 10%
Pantothenate 1.1mg 20%
Phosphorus 253.9mg 20%
Iodine 1mcg 0%
Magnesium 74.4mg 20%
Zinc 2mg 20%
Selenium 8.9mcg 15%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 1mg 45%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 4.6mcg 10%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Broccoli, Avocado, Quinoa, Olive Oil, Parmesan Cheese (milk, Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Garlic, Pine Nuts, Salt.

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