Morning loves! Today’s post is going to be a bit of a quickie, just like this recipe! Everyone needs an arsenal of fast, easy, and healthy side dishes so get ready to toss this one into the weekly line-up. With the refreshing flavors of cilantro and lime, this fluffy quinoa will compliment a bevvy of dishes and knock your typical pot-o-rice out of the water when taco night rolls around.
Cilantro Lime Quinoa
[3 cups of fluffy quinoa fit for a fiesta!]
5 minPrep Time
12 minCook Time
17 minTotal Time
- 1 cup dried quinoa , rinsed
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- juice of 1/2 a lime
- zest of 1/2 a lime
- 1-2 TBSP olive, coconut or avocado oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Fluff up a pot of quinoa according to package directions or use [ this tutorial ] for perfectly cooked quinoa!
- Add chopped cilantro, lime juice, lime zest and oil and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Toss to combine and taste.
- Add any extra cilantro, lime, or seasoning that your heart desires and dig in!
- Leftovers taste great and can be stored in the fridge for up to four days.
- The quinoa will soak up the lime and oil so, to amp up the flavor, add a little extra the next day and you're good to go! A scoop or two makes a fabulous salad topper or a flavor filled base for a yummy burrito bowl!