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Lemon Basil Quinoa

Another quinoa recipe?? I know, I’ve been making tons of these lately. But you know what? Quinoa is the best. It’s such a great source of protein and fiber!  There are so many variations you can make. This week I decided to try making lemon basil quinoa.

How To Make This Lemon Basil Quinoa

I rinsed and drained my quinoa, then added it to pot with 2 cups water and brought it to a boil.

I covered it, reduced the heat to low, and let it simmer for 20 minutes (or until water has absorbed and quinoa is tender).

In a small bowl, I added all the dressing ingredients together and whisked it all together until it was combined.

In a large bowl, I added the cooked quinoa with all the other salad ingredients. I poured the dressing over the top and tossed it to combine.

And just like that, I had lunch for the week! I love how bright this salad tastes with the lemon dressing, and you feel like a million bucks after eating it. I like to portion this quinoa out in airtight containers so that it’s ready to grab and go.

This is sure to become a go to lunch recipe for me.

Lemon Basil Quinoa:

1 cup uncooked quinoa
15 oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
3 small tomatoes, diced
1 orange bell pepper, diced
1 1/2 cups corn
4 green onions, thinly sliced

Lemon Basil Dressing:

2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp basil (fresh is always best)

Let Me Know What You Think!

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Friday 12th of July 2013

This looks so good. Can't wait to make it for a BBQ tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.