Sautéed Mushrooms with Pesto Quinoa

Sautéed Mushrooms with Pesto Quinoa

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This is a very easy and quick dinner or lunch recipe. When I created it, I was so surprised how much flavor you can get out of these vegetables and by adding pesto to quinoa. Great for packed lunches to school/work.


Serves 2


1 punnet of mushrooms

2 tomatoes

4 kale stalks with leaves

150g of quinoa

1-2 tbsp of tamari sauce

2 cloves of garlic

2 tbsp of pesto (homemade or bought). I used this one from the Happy Pear.

1 spring onion, chopped

1-2 tbsp of olive oil

quinoa, veggies, mushrooms, vegan, lunchblack pepper

sea salt



  1. Start by cooking the quinoa. Here is a link how to cook it. For this dish, I’d like to add 1 tbsp of tamari sauce while the quinoa is cooking. Once it is done, add the pesto and stir it well. Don’t forget to season it generously with salt.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, in a large & hot saucepan add 1 tbsp of olive oil and add the crushed garlic. Cook it for 1-2 min. Afterwards, add the sliced mushrooms and let them cook until slightly brown and crisp (approx. 5 min). Don’t forget to stir them frequently.
  3. Once the mushrooms are starting to turn brown, add the washed kale leaves and 1 tbsp of tamari. Season everything with salt and black pepper. After the kale is slightly wilted, add the chopped tomatoes and cook for another 2-3min.
  4. Serve with the quinoa and some chopped spring onions!


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