Cilantro Lime Quinoa

Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow! Are you ready to P-A-R-T-Y? Today I am sharing an easy peasy recipe for Cilantro Lime Quinoa and our favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes.

The Cilantro Lime Quinoa is very similar to our Cilantro Lime Rice-we just swapped the rice for quinoa. Quinoa fans-you will love this recipe. The Cilantro Lime Quinoa goes great with any and every Mexican dish-enchiladas, burritos, fajitas, quesadillas, and tacos.


We cook the quinoa in vegetable broth for extra flavor. When it is finished cooking we add garlic, lime juice, cilantro, and a pinch of sugar. That is it! The quinoa has a nice flavor and is the perfect side dish to any Mexican meal. Add this Cilantro Lime Quinoa to your Cinco de Mayo party menu!

Here are a few of our other favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes:

Happy Cinco de Mayo! We hope these recipes help you get your FIESTA on! Have fun!

Cilantro Lime Quinoa

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This easy and flavorful Cilantro Lime Quinoa goes great with any Mexican meal.

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


2 cups vegetable broth

1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1/3 cup chopped cilantro

1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar

Salt and pepper, to taste


1. In a large pot, combine the broth and quinoa. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and cook until broth is evaporated and quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes, covered. Remove lid and fluff the quinoa with a fork.

2. Stir in garlic, lime juice, cilantro, and sugar. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve warm.

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