Lemony Quinoa

Lemony Quinoa


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About this recipe: Quinoa is a high-protein, good for you grain; it can be substituted for couscous and makes a lovely side dish. This recipe is a crunchy, lemony, healthy dish that can be used as a side or as a light meal.


Serves: 6 

  • 4 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 170g quinoa
  • 475ml water
  • sea salt to taste
  • 60ml fresh lemon juice
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Toast the pine nuts briefly in a dry frying pan over medium heat. This will take about 5 minutes, and stir constantly as they burn easily. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the quinoa, water and salt. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, about 10 minutes. Cool slightly, then fluff with a fork.
  3. Transfer the quinoa to a serving bowl and stir in the pine nuts, lemon juice, celery, onion, cayenne pepper, cumin and parsley. Adjust salt and pepper if needed before serving.

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