This Cilantro Lime Quinoa is the ideal sidekick for healthy dinner options, and nutritious salads. Quinoa seeds are boiled in vegetable stock and infused with cilantro, zesty lime and garlic to create a flavorful, light and nutritious recipe.
Begin by preparing quinoa for cooking: rinse it several times with water. Then drain any excess water and set it aside.
Next, heat a pot on medium heat, add oil and fry the garlic. Once the garlic turns golden and releases its aroma, add the stock and bring it to a boil.
Then, add the quinoa and bring it to a boil. Cover and cook the quinoa on high heat for 8 minutes. Then, reduce the heat to low and continue to cook for 2 additional minutes.
At this point, you want to switch off the heat and let the quinoa sit (covered!) for 5 minutes. Then, Garnish the quinoa with lime juice and cilantro.
Finish by using a fork to separate the quinoa seeds and mix gently. Serve warm.
Low in saturated fat
A high source of dietary fibre
Decent source of iron