The instant pot is one of the best ways to get dinner on the table, fast. Simple and easy to clean, this kitchen gadget is a must have! This quick quinoa recipe is packed with protein, fiber and 85% of your daily vitamin C needs. A win, win for everyone!
Instant Pot Pesto Quinoa and Veggies
Makes 6 servings
Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 15 minutes
1 red bell pepper, diced
½ red onion, diced
1 ½ cups uncooked quinoa
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
4 cups spinach
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, or any other broth
2 red tomatoes, diced
1/3 cup pesto
Feta cheese and sliced almonds to garnish
Combine bell pepper, onion, quinoa, salt, pepper, spinach and broth in instant pot. Cook on rice setting or for 8 minutes on manual.
Use manual release when done.
Add tomatoes and pesto. Mix well.
Serve warm or cold garnished with feta cheese and sliced almonds.
Nutrition (before garnish)
268 calories | 9g fat | 1.5g saturated fat | 454mg sodium | 34.6g carbohydrate | 4.5g fiber | 10.1g protein