Quick Quinoa With Cilantro Pesto

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    Ingredients

    • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
    • 2 cups water
    • Sea salt
    • 1/2 bunch cilantro, cleaned
    • 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
    • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 2-3 tablespoons rice vinegar

    Directions

    1. Rinse quinoa in a large bowl with cold water. Discard any grains that float to the top.
    2. Bring quinoa and 2 cups of fresh water to a boil. Add a pinch of sea salt. Lower heat to simmer; cover and cook 12-15 minutes (or until all the water evaporates).
    3. Combine cilantro, ginger, olive oil, rice vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt in a food processor or blender.  Pulse until smooth and creamy.
    4. Toss cooked quinoa with cilantro pesto.

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