Lemon Herb Quinoa

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jan. 07, 2023
My family is turning to quinoa more and more these days. It's a super grain that's packed with protein and vitamins. Plus, it can be paired with any kind of main course. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
Lemon Herb Quinoa Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest


  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  2. Remove from the heat. Add the basil, cilantro, mint, lemon zest and remaining salt; fluff with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 160 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 304mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.