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Lemon and herb quinoa

Lemon and Herb Quinoa

Versatile quinoa dish that can be paired with any meat or protein you fix with it. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 181kcal
Author Joe Boyle


  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp minced flat leaf parsley
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Use a microplane and zest the lemon and reserve the zest in a small bowl
  • Put chicken broth and the juice of 1/2 lemon in a sauce pan and bring to a boil
  • Add quinoa, stir, lower the heat to a simmer and cover
  • Cook for 15 to 20 minutes until soft and the liquid is absorbed
  • In the bowl with the lemon zest, add juice of 1/2 lemon, parsley, garlic, thyme, oregano, pinch of salt and ground black pepper.
  • Stir in 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil.
  • When the quinoa is done, stir in the herb mixture.
  • Serve hot


Calories: 181kcal