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Lemon Herb Quinoa

Bright and flavorful lemon herb quinoa makes a terrific side to any meal!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Gluten-Free, Grain-free, Healthy, Quinoa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 194kcal
Author Lauren Goslin

Ingredients

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 c quinoa uncooked, rinsed, and drained
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • 1/2 t dried thyme
  • 1/2 t dried rosemary
  • 1 - 1 1/2 c water plus more as needed
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 t sea salt more to taste
  • 1/4 t black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped fine

Instructions

STOVE TOP INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Heat the oil in a medium saucepan.
  • Add the garlic and cook for about 15 seconds.
  • Stir in the rinsed and drained quinoa and cook 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in the oregano, thyme, rosemary, and 1 1/3 cups water.
  • Bring the mix to a boil, then reduce the heat to low.
  • Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Check the quinoa at this time to see if you need more water (I always seem to need much less water than a recipe calls for when cooking grains, so be aware.)
  • Once cooked through, stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and parsley.
  • Check for seasoning and serve!

INSTANT POT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Press the 'SAUTE' button on your Instant Pot.
  • Add in the oil and garlic, and cook for about 15 seconds.
  • Stir in the quinoa, herbs, and ONE CUP of water.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set the steam valve to 'SEALING'.
  • Set the timer to two minutes on high pressure.
  • After this time, allow the quinoa to sit UNTOUCHED for ten minutes. Instant Pot screen will read: LO10.
  • Release remaining pressure manually.
  • Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and parsley.
  • Check for seasoning and serve!

Notes

WW Points: 6

Nutrition

Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.5g | Protein: 6.4g | Fat: 6.4g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 0.3g