top of page
  • Healthy Hot Rodder

Quinoa With Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pesto

Updated: Nov 3, 2023

This Quinoa with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pesto recipe is a bowl of superfood that tastes incredible made with hemp seeds, fresh baby spinach, and basil.

(Makes 8 servings, about ¾ cup each)

Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 0 mins Total Time: 50 mins

What You Need

  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes

  • Hot water

  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves

  • ¼ cup hemp seeds (or coarsely chopped walnuts)

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • ½ tsp. nutritional yeast

  • ¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)

  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

  • 1 Tbsp. water

  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 cups cooked quinoa

  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach

How To Make

  1. Soak sun-dried tomatoes in water for 30 minutes. Drain well; slice thinly. Set aside.

  2. To make pesto, place basil, hemp seeds, garlic, yeast, salt, pepper, and water in a food processor (or blender). Pulse until coarsely ground.

  3. Slowly add oil. Blend until smooth (or until desired consistency is reached). Set aside.

  4. Combine quinoa, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, and spinach in a large serving bowl; toss gently to blend.

Estimated Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories 201 - Calories from Fat 81

% Daily Value*

Fat 9g - 14%

Saturated Fat 1g - 6%

Sodium 94mg - 4%

Carbohydrates 23g - 8%

Fiber 4g - 17%

Sugar 1g - 1%

Protein 7g - 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Want to get full access to all of our great Recipes along with Nutrition, Wellness, and Fitness tips?

You can by joining BODI On-Demand for less than a cup of coffee a day. Don't pass up this great deal! Sign Up NOW!

7 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page