Herbed Lemon Quinoa
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Herbed Lemon Quinoa

Submitted by: Barbara Dodson

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Servings: 6

An easy side dish; adjust the herbs to your liking! Great with chicken or fish.


  • 1 c. white quinoa
  • 1 tbs. coconut oil
  • 2 c. water
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 2 tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 3 tbs. fresh parsley


Place the quinoa in a large bowl; fill with cold water. Stir to release any foreign particles. Drain into a strainer and repeat the rinsing and draining process two more times.

Over medium-high heat, heat the coconut oil in a large saucepan. Add the rinsed quinoa and cook, stirring, until the quinoa makes a cracking noise and has a slightly nutty aroma, about 5 minutes. Stir in the water, oregano, thyme, and rosemary. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered about 15 minutes.

Stir in lemon juice, salt, pepper, lemon zest, and parsley. Simmer, covered, about 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve warm.