© Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Active Time
Total Time
45 MIN
Serves : 4

Easy quinoa salad recipe with pesto. This quick quinoa recipe can be made ahead of time for a fast dinner. Slideshow: Quinoa Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

Combine the quinoa, water and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring the water to a boil, and after the water begins to boil, reduce the heat to low and cover the pan.

Step 2    

Gently simmer, covered, for 15 minutes (there may still be some water not yet absorbed). Remove from heat.

Step 3    

Keeping the pan covered, let it stand for 5 minutes, or until the remaining water is absorbed. Remove the lid and gently fluff the quinoa. Set aside to completely cool.

Step 4    

In a large bowl toss together the cooled quinoa, pesto, bell peppers, and cucumber. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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