Cilantro Lime Quinoa

Cilantro Lime Quinoa is a healthy side dish recipe.  Serve with your favorite Mexican main dish.  Or add cooked chicken breast for a satisfying gluten free meal.

Cilantro Lime Quinoa - gluten free recipe - healthy alternative to rice -

Oh how I love my quinoa.  I eat it for breakfast.  I eat it for lunch.  I eat it for dinner.  And I have even eaten Dessert Quinoa!

Quinoa is so versatile, quick to make and SUPER healthy!  What’s not to love about it?

I had planned on making a healthy alternative to regular cilantro lime rice, using quinoa.  When I realized it was almost Cinco de Mayo, I figured “Shoot, I better get on that!”

So here we have it.  Simple, flavorful, healthy, gluten free . . . Cilantro Lime Quinoa.

Cilantro Lime Quinoa - gluten free recipe -

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Cilantro Lime Quinoa
Servings: 2
Author: WonkyWonderful
  • 1 Cup Cooked White Quinoa*
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice 1 small lime
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Cilantro snipped or chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Anaheim Pepper ** chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon Himalayan Salt or sea salt
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Serve.
  2. optional - add a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt.
Recipe Notes
*1/4 cup dry quinoa produces 1 cup cooked. Quinoa increases 4 times in size when cooked.
**Anaheim peppers are very mild. Substitute with fresh jalapeno for a spicier side dish. Or omit peppers entirely for a non spicy dish.
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  1. What a great alternative to cilantro lime rice!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks, Jessica! I like it better than the rice. Of course, I am also obsessed with quinoa 😀

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