Lemon Herb Quinoa

Total Time
30mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
20 mins

This recipes comes from a fellow Israeli foodie, Gabi Shahar. I tried it out recently (am on a quinoa kick these days) and it's very good. A good alternative to tabbouli or couscous as a cool summer grain salad.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place the quinoa in a large bowl.
  2. Fill with cold water.
  3. Drain into a strainer and repeat the rinsing and draining 4 more times.
  4. Over medium-high heat, heat the oil in a 2-quart saucepan.
  5. Add the rinsed quinoa and cook, stirring, until the quinoa makes cracking and popping noises, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in the water, marjoram, thyme, and rosemary.
  7. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, 15 minutes.
  8. Stir in the parsley, lemon juice, salt, lemon rind, and pepper.
  9. Simmer, covered, 5 minutes longer.
  10. Fluff with a fork.
Most Helpful

5 5

We will be making quinoa much more often now that we have this recipe, because it's truly delicious. I was kind of concerned at using water instead of broth thinking that the grain might be too bland, but the herbs and lemon were just strong enough to create a pleasing taste with plenty of flavor. The lemon isn't overpowering either, but just perfect. I have a bit left over and I think I'll try making a salad with it in the morning. I'm passing this recipe on to quite a few family members who I hope will become quinoa converts too. Thanks so much Mirj for sharing this recipe with us.

5 5

This was my first time trying quinoa, and I liked it! This recipe turned out well for me. I used cooking spray instead of all that oil. Tasted good, no strong flavours. Thanks for introducing me to this great new grain!

5 5

This is my new favorite way to eat quinoa. I have made it twice now. I serve it with a broccoli stir-fry on top. Delicious and filling!