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    Quinoa with Tomato Pesto (Quinoa con Pesto de Tomates)

    Quinoa with tomato pesto is a quick and easy alternative to pasta. The flavorful sauce, made from sundried tomatoes, cashew nuts, and basil, adds plenty of sophistication to plain quinoa. 


    Ingredients
    For the Quinoa
    1
    cup
    Quinoa
    2
    cups
    water
    For the Tomato Pesto Sauce
    2
    cups
    roasted cashew nuts
    3
    cloves
    garlic
    1
    bunch of fresh basil
    3
    tablespoons
    parmesan cheese
    5
    tablespoons
    Olive Oil
    *
    fresh thyme, to taste
    *
    salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
    Directions
    Rinse quinoa: Place quinoa in a sieve and run under water until the water runs clear.
    Place 1 cup quinoa and 2 cups water in a saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce to simmer and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until the liquid is absorbed. Take off heat. Set aside.
    To create the pesto sauce: spread the cashew nuts on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees until they are warmed, about 10 minutes.
    Place the garlic, basil, thyme in a mortar and crush.
    Add tomatoes, cashew nuts, Parmesan cheese, olive oil. Crush and stir until well combined.
    Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    Combine 1 cup quinoa with the tomato pesto sauce. Serve.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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