This very simple quinoa dish is perfect for a busy weeknight. It makes a great, healthful side dish for chicken, meat or fish, and is terrific as leftovers with lunch the next day.
Lemon Scallion Quinoa
1 cup quinoa
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1. Rinse the quinoa in a fine meshed strainer under cold running water if not pre-rinsed. Combine quinoa and 2 cups water in a pot and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat, cover and simmer until the water is completely absorbed, about 15 minutes. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes.
2. Whisk together the lemon zest, juice, salt and olive oil. Toss with the quinoa and scallion. Taste and add salt and black pepper if desired.
Makes 4 servings
Nutritional analysis per serving: 193 calories, 6 g protein, 3 g fiber, 6 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 150 mg sodium