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quinoa lemon parsely watercress


4 servings

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Toasted Quinoa Salad with Lemon and Herbs


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, extra-virgin, divided 
10 oz uncooked quinoa 
1 1/4 cup water 
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, about the juice of 2 lemons 
2 tsp lemon zest, about the zest of 1 lemon 
1/4 cup parsley, fresh, chopped 
1/4 cup watercress, fresh, chopped 
1 Tbsp thyme, chopped 
2 medium stalk celery, diced 
1 medium cucumber(s), diced


1. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil over medium heat in a nonstick skillet. Toast quinoa in oil until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add water; cover, reduce heat to low and let steam for 15 minutes.

2. Place toasted, steamed quinoa in a large bowl and add remaining ingredients; mix well. Let mixture rest for 15 minutes to an hour to allow flavors to combine. Serve at room temperature. Yields about 1 cup per serving.


lemon, parsely, quinoa, watercress


quinoa lemon parsely watercress