Thursday, November 13, 2014
Easy Quinoa Pasta Dinner
If you have been reading this blog long, you know I love an easy vegan dinner. This dinner is so easy and incredibly tasty.
When I picked up this pesto at the farmer's market a few weeks back, I knew I wanted a pasta dish. Now, I'm not gluten free, but I love a good gluten free pasta. They tend to be heartier and chewier to me, which I like. You can make your own vegan pesto by combining basil, olive oil, lemon juice, walnuts and salt and pepper in a food processor, or you can use your own favorite store bought kind.
I kept this very simple. I boiled the pasta per package instructions, and while that was cooking, I steamed the broccoli right on top in the same pan! Once all that was done, I tossed the pasta and broccoli in the pesto and topped with pumpkin seeds. Dinner is served.
Feel free to jazz it up with a little hot sauce and salt and pepper. I know I did.
This is also great with a small side salad and your favorite crusty bread.
Dinner is served!