The Best Quinoa Recipe You’ll Ever Try

I hope I’m not shocking anyone by saying that I’ve never had quinoa in my life! I’m a meat and potatoes girl with a penchant for all things salty and savory. As of late, I’ve been changing my diet and decided to give quinoa a try since it’s supposedly filled with protein and grain-y goodness! 

I must admit my first attempt at making quinoa failed miserably. It tasted horrible and dry which reminded me why I never eat foods that look like this in the first place. Luckily for me, I came across a few good websites that really opened up eyes about how versatile quinoa can be. I can have it for breakfast as a cereal with fruits and walnuts or as an afternoon snack with fresh zucchini and hummus. 

I was lucky enough to come across a recipe that gave me the creative juices to whip up a delicious quinoa recipe. I hope you like it as much as I did!

Quinoa with Latin Favors
Serves 6
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of toasted quinoa
  2. 2 teaspoons canola oil
  3. 1 medium onion, chopped
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken/vegetable broth
  6. 3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  7. 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  8. 2 tablespoons lime juice
  9. 1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. 1. Toast quinoa in a large dry skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until it crackles and becomes aromatic, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a fine sieve and rinse thoroughly.
  2. 2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the quinoa and broth; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and cook until the quinoa is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed (about 20 to 25 minutes).
  3. 3. Add cilantro, scallions, lime juice and salt to the quinoa; mix gently and fluff with a fork.
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