Instant Pot pesto quinoa and vegetables recipe

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An Instant Pot is one of the best ways to get dinner on the table — fast. This must-have kitchen gadget is simple and easy to clean, and it cooks up filling, flavorful meals. Try this quick quinoa recipe packed with protein, fiber and 85 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.

Instant Pot Pesto Quinoa and Veggies

Makes 6 servings

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

1 red bell pepper, diced

½ red onion, diced

1½ cups uncooked quinoa

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

4 cups fresh spinach

2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, or any other broth

2 red tomatoes, diced

1/3 cup prepared pesto sauce

Feta cheese and sliced almonds to garnish

Combine bell pepper, onion, quinoa, salt, pepper, spinach and broth in an Instant Pot. Cook on the rice setting or for 8 minutes on the manual setting. Use the manual release when done. Add the tomatoes and pesto. Mix well. Serve warm or cold garnished with feta cheese and sliced almonds.

Nutritional information (without garnish)
Per serving

268 calories | 9 grams fat | 1.5 grams saturated fat | 454 mg sodium | 34.6 grams carbohydrates | 4.5 grams fiber | 10.1 grams protein


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