This Red Quinoa with Cilantro and Lime recipe is a really light and simple dish to make using only 4 clean ingredients.
You could enjoy it as a stand alone side dish or use it as a filling for a tortilla wrap, lettuce wrap or even in a salad.
It has the tangy flavor of lime with a hint of cilantro and is full of the protein that quinoa is known for.
I decided to use red quinoa instead of plain quinoa to give it a little color and loved how it complimented the green cilantro.
If you want to try another red quinoa recipe, try my Red Quinoa and Mango Salad with Lime Dressing. It is more of a meal and takes a little extra time to make, but is so good!
5 Fast Facts About Quinoa:
- high in anti-oxidants
- high in magnesium (20.9% DV) and folate (19.5% DV)
- complete protein containing 9 essential amino acids
5 Fast Facts About Limes:
- aids in digestion
- fat burner
- contains more vitamin C than a lemon
- anti-oxidant and anti-biotic effects
- extremely alkalizing to the body
5 Fast Facts About Cilantro:
- can help reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- can help lower the risk of diabetes
- a thermogenic food to help energize metabolism
- can help improve circulation
- rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and potassium
5 Fast Facts About Pink Himalayan Salt:
- contains 84 minerals
- unrefined, unprocessed, raw
- promotes stable pH balance in cells
- controls water levels in the body
- aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption
Tip #1: I used red quinoa to give the dish color, but you could use plain quinoa instead.
Tip #2: The measurements of cilantro, lime and pink himalayan salt were to my preference, but you can adjust it to your liking.
Tip #3: You can enjoy this dish warm or cold (I preferred it warm) and can even use leftover quinoa to make it.
Tip #4: You could add extra to it like onions, jalapenos or even some black beans for extra protein and fiber.