Vegan Quinoa Risotto with Roasted Tomatoes & Pesto
The traditional Northern Italian dish risotto dates back to the 1800s and is loved the world over for its rich, creamy texture and comforting flavor profile. Typically made with rice, broth, and lots of delicious parmesan and butter, this dish is incredible but hard pressed to make a health food list.
This adapted version, made with gluten free quinoa and a clever creamy dupe made with pureed beans, hits all the same profile and texture notes without any of the health pitfalls. This recipe is both vegan and gluten free and can easily be made your own with the addition of grated parmesan, sautéed shrimp, or additional vegetables. Quinoa and beans are both excellent sources of soluble fiber and protein, making this recipe especially filling and satiating.
For the recipe, visit GeoBlue’s Healthy Travel Blog.