Quinoa Pesto Salad with Sundried Tomatoes: Save Time!?

Quinoa pesto salad with sundried tomatoes! It’s a quick and easy quinoa salad recipe that is dairy-free and a perfect healthy lunch or side dish.

Obsessed: Quinoa Pesto Salad + Side Dish?

This quinoa sundried tomato salad has been my latest obsession. For real. As a result, I would like to serve it as a side this for almost all my meals.

For example, it’s perfect next to these dishes:

  • Salt crusted white fish Quick & juicy keto salt-crusted fish made with Italian technique. It’s one of my favorites wow effect recipes that is perfect on a dinner table. Yes, it’s paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free & low carb. 
  • Zucchini fritters  Yes, it’s quick! Yes, it’s gluten-free & paleo. Also, I used almond flour for this! Somehow I just don’t like the other gluten-free flours.
  • Garlic prawns – Easy, quick, dairy-free paleo & keto garlic prawns marinade with herbs. A perfect treat on top of the paleo salads.
  • Paleo Chicken Schnitzel Almond flour crispy crumble crust as a comfort food for quick low carb keto weeknight dinner.
Quinoa Salad with Pesto & Sundried Tomato by Healthy Laura Food Photography & Styling. @healthylauracom HealthyLaura quick and easy quinoa salad recipe with pesto. It’s an easy dairy free recipe and a quick healthy easy paleo lunch or side dish that is gluten-free, grain free. #intuitiveeating #breakfastrecipe #easyrecipes #intuitiveeatingtips #healthylifestyle #healthyeating #nodietdiet
Save Time: Ready-To-Go Quinoa

Quinoa is something that I usually like to have ready-to-go in my fridge. It’s one of the easiest ways to have a quick healthy salad for lunch. Therefore, it saves me tons of time when I make some extra quinoa when I boil it. Some of my other quinoa recipes:

Quinoa Salad with Pesto & Sundried Tomato by Healthy Laura Food Photography & Styling. @healthylauracom HealthyLaura quick and easy quinoa salad recipe with pesto. It’s an easy dairy free recipe and a quick healthy easy paleo lunch or side dish that is gluten-free, grain free. #intuitiveeating #breakfastrecipe #easyrecipes #intuitiveeatingtips #healthylifestyle #healthyeating #nodietdiet

Quinoa Pesto Salad with Sundried Tomatoes (Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)  

Serve for 2

Preparation: 10 minutes

Nutritional information (per one serving, about 110 g): 248,1 kcal, Protein: 6,3,9 g, Net Carbs: 24,8 g, Fat: 12,1 g

Ingredients*

For the Salad:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (look at the package instructions. Usually you need 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of water and cook it for 15 minutes)
  • about 10 chopped sundried tomatoes (Hack: use scissors to cut the tomatoes)
  • handful of spinach

Rocket pesto:

  • 4 bigger handfuls of fresh rocket leaves
  • one handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • pinch of pink Himalayan salt & black pepper
  • 100 g cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese (optional, if you’ re on a paleo diet or your body doesn’t tolerate it, then use an extra handful of cashews to balance it up)
  • about 6 -10 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
Instructions 
  1. Make the pesto. Blend all the pesto ingredients. Add some extra salt, pepper or olive oil when needed.
  2. Mix cooked quinoa, sundried tomatoes & spinach leaves. Add about 3 – 4 tbsp of pesto. Keep the leftover pesto in a small jar covered with extra virgin olive oil.
  3. Serve the salad right away.**

*If you don’t serve the salad as a side dish, then you can always add some smoked chicken or other meat to serve it as a quick lunch. 

** If you don’t want to serve the salad right away, then add the spinach leaves just before serving. 

Quinoa Salad with Pesto & Sundried Tomato by Healthy Laura Food Photography & Styling. @healthylauracom HealthyLaura quick and easy quinoa salad recipe with pesto. It’s an easy dairy free recipe and a quick healthy easy paleo lunch or side dish that is gluten-free, grain free. #intuitiveeating #breakfastrecipe #easyrecipes #intuitiveeatingtips #healthylifestyle #healthyeating #nodietdiet
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