Pesto Quinoa & Arugula Salad

Pesto Quinoa & Arugula Salad

serves 4 cooks in 45 mins difficulty one

This recipe has been a saviour lately as the weather is getting better and friends seem to be hosting dinner parties and barbecues left right and centre. I’m always one to show up with a dish, but sometimes spending hours over this isn’t feasible. This pesto quinoa, avocado, roasted zucchini and arugula salad is quick and delicious.


The Ingredients

1 cup dried quinoa

3 courgettes

1 avocado, sliced

4 handfuls of arugula

1/4-1/2 cup pesto (store-bought or homemade)

1/4 cup roasted almonds, chopped

Salt & Pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Add 1 cup of dried quinoa in a pan with 2 cups of water. Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer.

Slice the courgette into rounds and place on a roasting tray. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper and some chill flakes (optional).

Once the quinoa has absorbed the water and is fully cooked and fluffy, you can add to a large salad bowl. Let cool.

Once the quinoa is cool stir in the pesto, and mix well. Add the arugula, courgette, roasted almonds and avocado slices.



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