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Lemon Thyme Quinoa

Lemon Thyme Quinoa is fairly simple and one of the reasons I love quinoa is that it is simple to make, absorbs flavor easily and packs a lot of healthy nutrition
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: citrus quinoa recipe, lemon quinoa recipe, lemon thyme quinoa recipe, quinoa recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 256kcal


  • 10 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 dried red chili pepper optional


  • In a saucepan add 3 cups of chicken stock, dried red chili pepper and thyme tied together with kitchen twine for easy removal.
  • Using a vegetable peeler, cut a 2-3 inch strip off the lemon, getting the rind only, not the white part. Drop that in the chicken stock with juice from half the lemon and bring to a boil.
  • Rinse the quinoa in a sieve under cold water for several minutes until well rinsed. Add to the boiling stock and stir.
  • Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and discard the thyme bundle, red pepper and lemon peel. Fluff with fork and serve as a side dish to your favorite meal.


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 469mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 9.8mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 3mg