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Zesty Lemon Herb Quinoa

January 30, 2018
Zesty Lemon Herb Quinoa

Packed with flavor and simple to make, this Zesty Lemon Herb Quinoa is one of those versatile recipes you’ll come back to time and time again.

Ingredients

Quinoa:

  •  cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1½ cups quinoa
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

In a medium saucepan, add the vegetable broth, lemon juice and quinoa. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover the pan and cook until all the liquid is absorbed, about 12 to 15 minutes. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, basil, parsley, and lemon zest. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste. Pour the dressing over the quinoa and toss until all the ingredients are evenly coated. Transfer the quinoa into a serving dish. Season with salt, pepper, and lemon zest to taste.

Zesty Lemon Herb Quinoa

Nutrient spotlight

Lemons:

Rich in Vitamin C, Potassium and Vitamin B6.

Parsley:

Rich in Vitamin K, Folate and Vitamin C.

Quinoa:

Rich in Folate, Thiamin and Magnesium.

 

 

 

 

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