Pesto Quinoa with Peas & Toasted Walnuts


  • 1 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh peas
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Pesto sauce – click here for recipe


  1. Soak quinoa in water for 10 minutes and strain. Add quinoa to salted boiled water and cover on high- medium heat. Cook for approx 15 – 20 minutes until the water is almost evaporated. Do not burn. Turn down heat to low and cook for another 15 minutes until water is completely evaporated and quinoa is fluffy
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, add peas to slightly salted boiled water and cook for 10 minutes, just until slightly tender, not mushy
  3. Put the walnuts in a pan with the melted coconut oil and satay, adding salt and pepper. Satay for approx 10 minutes on medium – low heat. Remove walnuts from pan and set aside
  4. Once your quinoa and peas are cooked combine in a bowl, mixing in the pesto sauce and toasted walnuts (do not over mix)
  5. Serve immediately

Yield: 4-6




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