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Quinoa & Spring Vegetable Salad with Kale Pesto


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Ingredients

3 portion(s)

Quinoa & Spring Vegetable Salad

  • 100-200 g quinoa, Soaked (see tips section for comment on quantities)
  • 200 g Vegetables (eg. Asparagus, Green Beans, Zucchini & Snowpeas)**, half asparagus & beans, cube zucchini
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 Avocado, chopped
  • 1 Handful of baby rocket
  • 5 sprigs Fresh herbs; eg. Basil & Mint
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Kale Pesto**

  • 4 stalks (Curly) kale
  • 120 g Raw Cashew Nuts
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp apple cidre vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic (peeled) (i use a very small clove)
  • 1 tsp himalayan or sea salt
  • 120 g olive oil
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Recipe's preparation

    Quinoa & Vegetable Salad and Kale Pesto
  1. 1.add herbs to mixing bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 5. put aside

    2. Without washing, fill mixing bowl with 900 ml water. Place soaked Quinoa in simmering basket* and place in mixing bowl. Divide the Spring vegetables on the Varoma trays and place in position. Steam 14 mns/Varoma/speed 4. (the vegetables will still be crunchy)

    2. Place steamed vegetables in a serving bowl and let the quinoa cool down slightly in the simmering basket. Rinse mixing bowl.

    3. Add all pesto ingredients, exept for the oil. Blend 5 sec/speed 8. Add half of the oil and blend another 5 sec/speed 8. Reduce speed of the blades to speed 4 and slowly add the remaining oil.

    4. put 3/4 of the pesto in a jar and add your cooked quinoa and spring vegetables to the mixing bowl. 2-3 sec/Counter-clockwise operation/speed2.5. (this is so you get all the pesto out of the bowl into your salad :) )

    5. Tos Quinoa, vegetables, Tomatoes , Avocado, rocket and fresh herbs in a serving bowl. Add extra salt and pepper to taste and top with extra Kale Pesto as desired.

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Tip

*Soak your Quinoa in simmering basket in your thermoserver

**Your Kale Pesto is great added to pasta, noodles and zucchini noodles or to marinate chicken and turkey; to stuff mushrooms, spread on a wrap, roll or cracker.

** For this recipe I used ½ bunch of asparagus, half a zucchini and a handful of beans; use your left over vegetables to put in a frittata, which in turn will be a healthy and quick dinner or lunch option.


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  • Great recipe- delicious!  

    Submitted by Britt Wegenaar on 10. October 2016 - 17:15.

    Great recipe- delicious!

     

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  • Hi angclairm , i havent tried

    Submitted by leoniewierenga on 10. July 2016 - 15:34.

    Hi angclairm , i havent tried freezing it, but i dont think I would and the quinoa would stay nice (but you could give it a go with a small amount to try perhaps?). i would say 2-4 days in the fridge... the pesto on its own will last several weeks, especially if you top it with a small layer of olive oil when putting in the fridge.... enjoy tmrc_emoticons.)

     

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  • Hi there, just wondering if

    Submitted by AngclairM on 10. July 2016 - 15:24.

    Hi there, just wondering if this salad can be made ahead of time and frozen for lunches throughout the week? alternatively, how long would it keep for in the fridge? thank you tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • This is really delicious!  I

    Submitted by Mixing Adventures on 17. February 2016 - 22:12.

    This is really delicious!  I felt like I was eating something wickedly creamy and bad for me, but in fact, it's packed full of goodness.  Thanks for a great recipe.  I'll be making this over and over.  

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  • PERFECT

    Submitted by thermieforever on 9. January 2016 - 12:27.

    PERFECT tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Thankyou Leoine I will make

    Submitted by Karen23 on 27. November 2015 - 16:10.

    Thankyou Leoine I will make it tonight, I am very excited to try tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • hi karen i have put the

    Submitted by leoniewierenga on 26. November 2015 - 20:53.

    hi karen i have put the recipe up again. Smile happy cooking! leonie - PureVitalU

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  • hi karen i have put the

    Submitted by leoniewierenga on 26. November 2015 - 20:53.

    hi karen i have put the recipe up again. tmrc_emoticons.) happy cooking! leonie - PureVitalU

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  • Hi...can anyone see the

    Submitted by jac.collis on 13. November 2015 - 17:48.

    Hi...can anyone see the ingredients for the kale pesto? I'm really keen to make this asap. Thnx

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  • Thankyou so much I thought I

    Submitted by Karen23 on 11. November 2015 - 15:06.

    Thankyou so much I thought I was going crazy tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Hi Karen, oh no so sorry, it

    Submitted by leoniewierenga on 11. November 2015 - 14:21.

    Hi Karen, oh no so sorry, it has disappeared! i didnt back it up either..... I will try to redo the recipe soon....aaah, technology.... tmrc_emoticons.(

     

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  • Am I missing something but I

    Submitted by Karen23 on 10. November 2015 - 19:32.

    Am I missing something but I can't work out the ingredients for the kale pesto and I can't see what type or amount  oil to use in the list. Could someone please clarify I would really like to make this thanks tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Thanks for all the lovely

    Submitted by leoniewierenga on 7. November 2015 - 07:17.

    Thanks for all the lovely comments! As per the comments, you might want to half the amount of quinoa for this recipe. maybe i just love quinoa so much and always cook extra tmrc_emoticons.;) .

    One of my favorite things to do with left over quinoa is to make Quinoa Nori rolls: stir some tahini and (homemade) sweet chilli through the quinoa, line in Nori sheet, add some roast veg or tofu, lettuce, sprouts and roll up. the perfect lunch!

    i have some pictures on my instagram: purevitaluleonie (sorry cant seem to insert it here)

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  • I love this recipe - it's

    Submitted by L plates on 5. November 2015 - 11:58.

    I love this recipe - it's different to all my other salads, and the zucchini was actually very nice in it (I think I screwed my face up at the thought). I added lots more tomatoes and avocado and cut them up smaller. Also had plenty of quinoa left over.   Putting it on my favorites list. Thank you for sharing.  PS - kids weren't big fans, but need to get them to try it altogether...  

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  • Particularly love the kale

    Submitted by Julie Nobbs on 24. October 2015 - 21:37.

    Particularly love the kale pesto! Serve it as a dip. Mmmm mmmm.

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  • This was really nice, I only

    Submitted by Melinda Hutchison on 21. October 2015 - 01:00.

    This was really nice, I only cooked half the quinoa as per a previous comment

     

    Melinda Hutchison | Consultant | Thermomix

     

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  • Made this today for my craft

    Submitted by JSSC0369 on 19. October 2015 - 14:27.

    Made this today for my craft ladies and they loved it love the pesto will be making again

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  • OMG awesome recipe the only

    Submitted by Mich2013 on 29. September 2015 - 09:23.

    OMG awesome recipe the only thing I would change is not steaming the snow peas and beans (just my pref as I lOve these raw) but YUMMM , the kale pesto is going to be a staple in this house, I did cook only half the quinoa but will be on the weekly menu with summer coming.. Thank you thank you

    cheers Michelle 

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  • Yes, i keep being impressed

    Submitted by leoniewierenga on 18. September 2015 - 23:19.

    Yes, i keep being impressed by the fact that we can cook recipes like these so easily and with so little dishes! happy eating. thanks for the comment.

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  • thank you. yes yummie with

    Submitted by leoniewierenga on 18. September 2015 - 23:17.

    thank you. yes yummie with feta on top!! left over quinoa would be great as quinoa porridge next morning! add some orange syrup, nuts & seeds... yum (see my quinoa porridge recipe too). thanks again for your comment.

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  • Very nice recipe and love the

    Submitted by Rose Entz on 18. September 2015 - 08:38.

    Very nice recipe and love the fact that I can cook the grain and make the pesto all in one pot so to speak. So versatile as you can add whatever you like to the base salad to your liking ! Thank you for sharing 

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  • Beautiful salad had with bbq

    Submitted by Kaz 66 on 14. September 2015 - 10:55.

    Beautiful salad had with bbq lamb cutlets! Char grilled red capsicum and mushroom and added, then crumbled feta on top. Found i only used 2/3 of the cooked quinoa! Pesto very yumming! We all loved it thanks so much for posting!

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