Cilantro Lime Quinoa

cilantro lime quinoa

This bright cilantro lime quinoa is a delicious, healthy Mexican-inspired side dish that comes together quickly and is great for weeknight dinner or meal prep! (gluten-free, vegan, nut-free)


  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest
  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat oil on low heat. Add garlic and sauté until soft, about 30 seconds. Add quinoa and stir, cooking, until toasted, about 1 minute.
  2. Add broth, cover, and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer 15 minutes.
  3. While quinoa is cooking, zest and juice lime and chop cilantro.
  4. Once quinoa is cooked, fluff with a fork, then add lime zest, juice, cilantro and salt to taste. Gently stir to combine. Serve warm.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container.

Keywords: lime quinoa, cilantro quinoa