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.
Healthy Quinoa Side Dish
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.
- 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
- Mix all ingredients together. Serve.
- optional - add a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt.
*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.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 124Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 391mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 4gSugar 2gProtein 4g
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