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Lemon Herb Quinoa

Rated as 3.57 out of 5 Stars

"A light yet flavorful quinoa dish that goes great with fish or chicken! I invented it on-the-fly one day when I couldn't find quite what I was looking for. For a stronger flavor, add extra lemon juice and herbs. For a more al dente quinoa, remove the lid half way through the cooking time and continue to cook uncovered until most of the water is absorbed."
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35 m servings 109
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Stir water, quinoa, lemon juice, lemon zest, parsley, basil, garlic, and seasoning blend together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Let rest, covered, for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 109 calories; 1.8 20.5 4.3 0 82 Full nutrition

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I'm a huge quinoa lover and this was a nice change of pace from the usual. I had all the ingredients on hand, so decided to give it a try. I made it exactly as written. I only cooked my quinoa f...

Love this - hot or cold. I toast the quinoa in a dry iron skillet before cooking in lo sodium chicken broth. I like the nuttier taste I get from that. Instead of the red pepper and garlic season...

I didn't have any of the pepper seasoning blend but followed all the other directions. WOW this was delicious! I used it cold in a salad. Will most definitely make this again.

This was delicious!

This one was just ok, very middle of the road for me. I made as written, but did substitute dried spices for fresh (as I didn't have anything available). Overall, it was a little bland, but to...