Sunday, November 25, 2012

Easy Cilantro Lime Quinoa

When it comes to fast food, which I typically avoid at all costs, Chipotle is among the exceptions. Unfortunately for me, there is no Chipotle here. I don't know why! Chipotle would be an instant success in our little college town. Seriously anyone considering a franchise opportunity, BRING CHIPOTLE TO BELLINGHAM.

Well for now, I am stuck without a Chipotle. One of my favorite things is their cilantro rice. They even offer brown rice now, score! I made a Chipotle inspired quinoa that is a delicious and easy side dish.

Here is the recipe rundown:

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/4 chopped cilantro
1 1/2 limes
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Salt & Pepper to taste

1. Put quinoa and water in a medium pot. I usually add a couple drops of olive oil to prevent it from sticking to the pot. Bring to a boil then cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook till water is absorbed and quinoa is fluffy.  About 20-25 mins.

2. Squeeze lime juice into the cooked quinoa. Then add chopped cilantro and spices and mix.

I served it next to fiesta ground turkey stuffed pepper! Great combo.



  1. YUM! I am totally going to do this tonight with my taco turkey lettuce wraps!

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