Cilantro Lime Quinoa

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This is a delicious quinoa recipes that uses all the flavors of summer. It can be served warm or cold and is great on its own as a vegetarian dish or as a picnic side item.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ red onion, diced

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained

  • 1 ½ cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 cup corn (Optional)

  • 1 mango, peeled and diced

  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced

  • 1 ½ tablespoons lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add onion, jalapeno pepper, and salt; cook and stir until onion is tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Add quinoa and cook until slightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until broth is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Stir corn, mango, avocado, lime juice, and cilantro into quinoa mixture. Serve immediately or chill and serve cold.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

234 Calories
9g Fat
34g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 234
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 18mg 91%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 477mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.