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How To Make Quinoa Taste Good + Easy Cilantro Lime Quinoa Recipe

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Learn how to make quinoa taste good with this Cilantro Lime Quinoa. It's an easy quinoa recipe that's healthy and gloriously tasty. Grab the recipe by Desi~licious RD!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side
Servings: 4 people
a bowl of cooked quinoa garnished with cilantro leaves and lime wedges


  • cups quinoa washed and drained
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tsp garlic crushed
  • 2 cups vegetable stock unsalted
  • 1 cup cilantro washed, finely chopped
  • 1 lime juice


  • In a medium pot, on medium heat, begin by frying the garlic in oil
  • Once the garlic turns golden and releases its aroma, add the stock and bring to boil
  • Add the washed and drained quinoa to the pot and bring it to boil. Cover and cook on high heat for 8 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook for 2 additional minutes.
  • Switch off heat and let the quinoa sit (covered!) for 5 minutes.
  • Pour in lime juice and add the cilantro
  • Using a fork, separate the quinoa seeds and mix gently. Serve warm.


  • Take the time to measure the ingredients and don't wing it.
  • Use a good quality vegetable stock to bring oodles of flavour to the quinoa recipe.
  • Stick to fresh herbs and fresh lime, which help to enhance the flavour.
  • Once the heat is switched off, allow the quinoa to stand - before diving in with your fork (I know it's tempting!)
  • Enjoy warm as is or serve alongside your favourite main dishes.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
How To Make Quinoa Taste Good + Easy Cilantro Lime Quinoa Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 476mg20%
Potassium 397mg11%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 520IU10%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note the nutritional analysis values are estimates and suggestions. This nutrition facts table does not know your life - your body, including your hunger and satiety cues, change daily. It's okay to eat more or less. Say no to food guilt and instead embrace mindful eating.