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5 from 3 votes

Cilantro Lime Quinoa

Say goodbye to boring, flavorless quinoa and hello to this zesty and fluffy cilantro lime quinoa! Super flavorful and made with just quinoa, cilantro, lime, and vegetable broth.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Appetizers and Snacks, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cilantro lime, Gluten Free, quinoa, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 3 cups
Author: Alena Kharlamenko, MS, RD


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • Zest and juice from 1 lime
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt, to taste


  • Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh strainer under running water.
  • Combine quinoa, vegetable broth, and lime zest in a medium pot. Cook on medium heat until it comes to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer.
  • Cook uncovered for 10-15 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed completely.
  • Turn off the heat and cover the pot with a lid. Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff quinoa with a fork.
  • Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Salt to taste.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Storage: Allow cilantro lime quinoa to cool down to room temperature. Store the leftover quinoa in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up 5 days.