But, unfortunately for now, I'm stuck with doing a short blog post so I can get back to studying. Today's recipe was a quick one I made earlier this week to suffice for lunch. It's my own thrown together creation with lots of veggies and a yummy sauce on top.
Veggie-Loaded Quinoa Salad
1 c uncooked quinoa, prepare by package instructions, or use this explanation
1/4 red onion, finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 c grape tomatoes, halved
1 bunch fresh basil, finely chopped
3 stalks green onion, thinly sliced
3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
3/4 c pesto or creamy pesto sauce
1 t nutritional yeast (optional)
Directions: Prepare quinoa as directed, and prepare pesto sauce. Chop all vegetables and place in a large mixing bowl. When quinoa is done, add pesto sauce and nutritional yeast while still hot and stir well. Allow quinoa mixture to cool for 10-15 minutes. Add quinoa to mixing bowl with veggies and mix well. Serve heated or cold.
Amy's notes: I used a pre-made package of creamy pesto sauce (pictured above)that required 1/2 c almond milk and a small amount of olive oil. If you prefer to make your own pesto from scratch, or buy the pesto pre-made from the store, it will work perfectly with this recipe. The nutritional yeast was added to give the dish a slight "cheesy" flavor, but is ok to omit. Warning, this recipe stayed on my breath for hours, so may not be something you want to eat in a public setting. Enjoy!
What is your favorite healthy dish when your week feels insanely busy, and you feel quite exhausted?