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Blogging Marathon# 46: Week 2/ Day 1

Theme: Lemon/ Lime Recipes

Dish: Cilantro-Lime Quinoa

We are starting another week of Blogging marathon today and my theme for this week is ‘Lemon/ Lime recipes‘. Adding lemon juice to any dish brings out the flavor and makes it taste refreshing.

I wanted to make Cilantro-Lime rice for today, but used quinoa instead of rice and made this cilantro-lime quinoa. This is a light and fresh tasting dish that is a great alternate to plain quinoa. Lime and fresh herbs make this dish a perfect complement to heavier stews and fried foods, and it’s super simple to put together, too, a great plus when there are other dishes cooking on the stovetop.

I served this with some spicy black beans and roasted vegetables. Even my picky son loved the combination. I wanted to take a photo of all the dishes together but the kids got hungry before I could click the photos and ate up all the accompaniments — I saved a bowl of quinoa to take these photos.

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Cilantro Lime Quinoa
Course side dish
Cuisine american
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 tbsp Lime juice
  • 2 tsp Lime zest
  • ¼ cup Cilantro - finely chopped
  • 1 Green Onions - finely chopped
  • to taste Salt Pepper &
Course side dish
Cuisine american
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 tbsp Lime juice
  • 2 tsp Lime zest
  • ¼ cup Cilantro - finely chopped
  • 1 Green Onions - finely chopped
  • to taste Salt Pepper &
Cilantro Lime Quinoa
Instructions
  1. In a heavy pot, combine quinoa, 1¾cups of water or broth, olive oil, lime juice, zest and salt and pepper to taste. Bring the mixture to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer, cover the pot and cook for 15~20 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed and the rice grains are tender.
  2. Remove from the heat and sprinkle the cooked quinoa with chopped cilantro and green onions. Fluff the quinoa gently. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

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15 thoughts on “Cilantro Lime Quinoa”

  1. Such a healthy dish. Quinoa is one of most healthiest grains. Couldn’t find them in the Supermarkets on my recent trip to Europe.

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