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.
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Start by rinsing the quinoa thoroughly under cold water to remove any bitterness.
- 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.
- While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the dressing by mixing the fresh cilantro, lime juice, minced garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
- Once the quinoa is cooked, fluff it with a fork and transfer it to a large mixing bowl.
- Pour the cilantro-lime dressing over the quinoa and toss to combine, ensuring that the quinoa is evenly coated.
- 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!