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Cilantro Lime Quinoa

Super simple cilantro lime quinoa to pair with your favorite Mexican dishes
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican Inspired
Servings: 4
Calories: 280kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 3 cup vegetable stock (or chicken stock if not vegan)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (plus more for garnishing)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 jalapeno seeded
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • salt to taste


  • In a food processor or blender add garlic, cilantro, jalapeno, and pulse it to get the minced texture. Do not over blend and make it into a paste
  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan. Add cilantro-garlic mixture and cook for about a min.
  • Then add quinoa and saute for about 2-3 min.
  • Add lime juice, lime zest, cumin powder and vegetable stock. Bring the mixture to a boil
  • Season with salt and simmer it on low heat for 18-20 min or until quinoa is nice and tender
  • Garnish with some fresh cilantro and lime wedges before serving


Calories: 280kcal