Cilantro Lime Quinoa

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."


45 m servings 234 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 234 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 9.4 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.7g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 135 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 41 Ratings


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. Additionall...

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...

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

I was most disappointed with this recipe Where was the flavour

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 ...

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

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...

Someone mentioned this lacking flavor...hardly! This was positively amazing! I love how there are so many variations to use Quinoa. Delious!

if its vegetarian you need to use vegetable broth not chicken