Vegan Gluten Free Lemon Herb Quinoa

wheat-free alternative to rice or couscous
Vegan Gluten Free Lemon Herb Quinoa
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Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
2 cups Water
1 cup Quinoa rinsed
1/2 tsp Salt divided
1 tbsp Basil fresh, minced
1 tbsp Cilantro fresh, minced
1-1/2 tsp Fresh mint minced
1 tsp Lemon zest grated

Nutritional information

160
calories
2g
fat
29g
carbohydrates
6g
protein
0mg
cholesterol
304mg
sodium
Features:
  • Gluten Free Recipes
  • Vegan Recipes
Ingredients

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I can’t speak highly enough of the health benefits of quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wa’)! It’s a highly nutritious protein and makes a fantastic wheat-free alternative. Quinoa is an ancient grain which has been grown in South America for thousands of years. I use this Vegan Gluten Free Lemon Herb Quinoa as a base for salads or as a substitute for couscous or rice.

Sometimes I make a big pot of it on the weekend and we eat it throughout the week. Cooking quinoa for the first time can be interesting. It’s a seed and as it cooks, it looks like it’s sprouting tiny spirals which separate from and curl around the quinoa seeds. So cool!

To make my version of Vegan Gluten Free Lemon Herb Quinoa, you will need the following ingredients:

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So, how do you make Vegan Gluten Free Lemon Herb Quinoa?

Steps

1
Done
3

Cook the quinoa

Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the quinoa and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Reduce the heat and cover.

2
Done
12

Simmer

Allow to simmer until the liquid is fully absorbed. This should take about 12-15 minutes.

3
Done
2

Add herbs

Remove the cooked quinoa from the heat. Add the basil, cilantro, mint, lemon zest and remaining salt.

4
Done
3

Fluff it

Fluff the quinoa and herbs with a fork.

5
Done

Serve

Serve instead of rice or couscous.

This Vegan Gluten Free Lemon Herb Quinoa is a healthy and nutritious alternative to rice or couscous. Try it out soon and come back and leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Nina dreams of gender equality and for women all over the world to feel empowered and enjoy the same freedom she has. She’s a careful consumer, believing that by being more conscious about the way we live we can make the world a better place! Already a vegetarian, she uses animal products sparingly and tries to produce as little waste as possible. Most of her recipes are vegan as a result!

Recipe Reviews

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Total Reviews: 1
Athina

Quinoa is one of my favorite ingredient to cook with. Thanks Nina!

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