Pesto Quinoa with Toasted Almonds Recipe

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Heidi Stevens Modified: March 21, 2022
Pesto Quinoa with Toasted Almonds Recipe

How To Make Pesto Quinoa with Toasted Almonds

Deliciously herby bites of pesto and crunchy toasted almonds adds a medley of flavor and texture to this light pesto quinoa dish!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 1tspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 2cupsquinoa
  • cupschicken broth,unsalted
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼cuppesto
  • ½cupalmonds,sliced


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Stir in the quinoa. Cook for about 7 minutes, until golden, stirring occasionally during the first 5 minutes and more frequently during last 2 minutes of cooking.

  2. Add the chicken broth and salt; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, for about 15 minutes, until quinoa is just tender.

  3. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork; stir in the pesto.

  4. Transfer the quinoa to a serving bowl and serve warm or at room temperature, topped with toasted almonds. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 361.45kcal
  • Fat: 15.03g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.79g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.86g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.65g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.70g
  • Fiber: 5.65g
  • Sugar: 2.26g
  • Protein: 13.86g
  • Cholesterol: 4.19mg
  • Sodium: 443.39mg
  • Calcium: 81.01mg
  • Potassium: 521.93mg
  • Iron: 3.55mg
  • Vitamin A: 1.67µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.22mg
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