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Herbed Quinoa

45 Minutes
4 People
Overhead view of a bowl of quinoa.


1/2 cup dry quinoa
3 cups water
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbsp n chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Rinse quinoa thoroughly in a fine mesh strainer. Lightly coat a baking sheet with canola oil spray. Spread quinoa evenly on the sheet. Toast for 5 to 10 minutes, redistributing after 2 to 3 minutes for even toasting.

  2. Boil water and add quinoa. Cook until it begins to pop open, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and cool. Combine quinoa with chives, parsley, cilantro, lemon zest, salt and pepper and serve.


Calories 110
Protein 4g
Sodium 125mg
Carbohydrates 20g
Fat 2g
Fiber 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
Servings 4 (1/3-cup ea.)