Roasted Veggies with Walnut Pesto

Roasted Veggies with Walnut Pesto

Sarah Kaminski
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 2


What You’ll Need:

  • parchment paper
  • 1 large or 2 small summer squash, any variety, quartered & sliced
  • 1 purple/red onion peeled & cut into eighths
  • 1 pint mushrooms any variety, halved or quartered
  • 1 bunch asparagus trimmed
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 pint cherry tomato

For the pesto:

  • .75oz fresh basil about 1c
  • 1/4 c walnuts
  • 1/4 olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 c dry quinoa


  • Preheat oven to 375*
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss onion, zucchini, mushrooms & asparagus in olive oil, salt, pepper. Roast for 15 minutes.
  • While veggies roast, prepare pesto by combing ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender. Puree until smooth. Set aside.
  • Combine quinoa with 1 1/2 c lightly salted water in a small saucepan & cook according to package instructions.
  • Finally, add whole cherry tomatoes to roasting pan with existing veggies, and pop back in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Serve roasted veggies over quinoa topped with pesto. Share with a friend!


**You could totally grill these! Keep veggie chunks larger; skewer onions, mushrooms & squash. Keep asparagus whole and place directly on the grill. Skewer tomatoes separately and sear for just a minute or two on each side
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