Zesty Cilantro Lime Quinoa



Zesty Cilantro Lime Quinoa

Picture yourself enjoying a refreshing and healthy meal on a sunny day. That’s exactly what you’ll get with our Zesty Cilantro Lime Quinoa recipe. This dish is a perfect blend of flavors, combining the freshness of cilantro and the zing of lime with the wholesome goodness of quinoa.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by rinsing the quinoa thoroughly under cold water to remove any bitterness.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the rinsed quinoa, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and the water is absorbed.
  3. While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the dressing by mixing the fresh cilantro, lime juice, minced garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Once the quinoa is cooked, fluff it with a fork and transfer it to a large mixing bowl.
  5. Pour the cilantro-lime dressing over the quinoa and toss to combine, ensuring that the quinoa is evenly coated.
  6. Serve the Zesty Cilantro Lime Quinoa as a side dish or as a light and refreshing main course. Enjoy!

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

This Zesty Cilantro Lime Quinoa is a vibrant and flavorful dish that’s perfect for a quick and healthy meal. The combination of fresh cilantro and zesty lime juice adds a burst of flavor to the fluffy quinoa, making it a delightful side or main course option.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 180 | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 150mg

Imagine indulging in this nutritious and zesty quinoa dish, where every bite is a burst of freshness and tanginess. Whether you serve it alongside your favorite protein or enjoy it as a standalone meal, Zesty Cilantro Lime Quinoa is sure to become a staple in your healthy eating repertoire. So, gather your ingredients and savor the flavors of this delightful recipe today!

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