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Lemon Herb Quinoa

 Lemon Herb Quinoa
My family is turning to quinoa more and more these days. It's a super grain that's packed with protein and vitamins. Plus, it can be paired with any kind of main course.—Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel


  • In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa and 1/4
  • teaspoon salt. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or
  • until liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove from the heat. Add the basil, cilantro, mint, lemon peel and
  • remaining salt; fluff with a fork.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2/3 cup equals 160 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 304 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 2 starch.