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Cilantro Lime Quinoa Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

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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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings

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.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 45 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 10, 2012

This recipe was amazing. I did it without the avocado, and it was still unbelievably delicious. I'm going for round two today and adding a second jalapeno because I love spicy food. The first time round you could barely notice it.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 06, 2012

I was most disappointed with this recipe Where was the flavour

 
Aug 07, 2012

This is the best quinoa I've made to date - absolutely flavorful. I made a few modifications though. I excluded the avocado and corn altogether and replaced the mango with pineapple. Additionally, I added fresh, chopped tomatoes and scallions. I cooked the pineapple with the quinoa to provide some sweetness to balance the spice. I added the tomatoes, scallions, cilantro, and lime juice at the end after the quinoa was done cooking but still hot in the skillet. The last modification involved replacing the fresh jalapeno with an extremely spicy sauce called Sun in a Bottle - I'm not sure if you can find it in the States.

 
Jul 30, 2012

This is a great dish - full of flavor and perfect for the summer grilling season. Didn't make it with corn, and didn't miss it at all. Love to eat as a side dish or as a small meal

 
Dec 08, 2013

I love the mix of flavors in this recipe. Made as submitted. YUM! thank you.

 
Jul 24, 2013

Interesting combo of flavors, but it works well. I used the whole onion, left out the corn, and put more cilantro than called for. I also used a 50/50 mixture of regular and red quinoa, which made it more visually interesting. I couldn't really taste the jalapeno, and I even used the seeds.

 
Jan 13, 2014

Great recipe!!! Family loved it!!! The only thing I added was black beans, but it is awesome on his own!!!!

 
Jul 03, 2013

This is NOW my favorite quinoa recipe! In addition to the lime juice, I grated the zest of the lime and used it also. Gives it an extra "limey" flavor, which I really like. I also toasted some pine nuts and added them which added another dimension on flavor and texture. If I had any criticism for this recipe, I think it should be doubled. So easy to eat this!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 234 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.7 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 9.4 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 5.8 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 135 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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