Spicy Lemon Quinoa

Photo by kimber m.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups quinoa

  • Coarse salt

  • 1/2

    cup toasted pine nuts

  • 2

    teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest

  • 1/2

    cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

  • 1

    teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/4

    teaspoon cayenne

  • 1/4

    cup lemon juice

  • 1/4

    cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1.Place quinoa in a fine mesh sieve. Rinse under cold water until water runs clear. Transfer to a medium saucepan, add 1 teaspoon salt and 2 1/4 cups water. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce to a simmer. Cook until water is completely absorbed, 18 to 20 minutes. 2.Transfer quinoa to a medium bowl along with pine nuts, lemon zest, parsley, cumin, cayenne; drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper; toss until well combined. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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