Quinoa Sunflower Seed Pesto Bowl Recipe

A light, bright and energising meal from Sahara Rose

Featuring courgette petals and blossoms of squash, this Ayurvedic recipe from Eat Feel Fresh is a delight for the senses. Discover the step-by-step recipe below, then dive into the book for more plant-based healing dishes.

Quinoa Sunflower Seed Pesto Bowl Recipe

Serves one


2 courgettes
175g (6oz) cooked quinoa
2 tbsp plant-based pesto
¼ acorn or butternut squash, roasted and sliced
75g (2½oz) Mediterranean herb roasted chickpeas

microgreens, sunflower seeds or walnuts


1. Using the straight blade of a spiralizer, slice the courgettes into thin ribbons. Bring a small pot of water to the boil and add the courgettes. Cook for 2 minutes, then strain immediately and leave to drain for 3 minutes. 

2. To assemble, place the quinoa in a large bowl and stir in 1 tablespoon of the pesto. Top with the roasted squash, courgette ribbons, roasted chickpeas, and remaining pesto. Garnish with the microgreens and sunflower seeds.