Healthy Meal Prep
Zesty Quinoa Recipe

Zesty Quinoa


Try this clean eating recipe if you love the bold and zesty flavors of lemon, jalapeno, and garlic with your quinoa.


  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup dry quinoa
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ⅓ jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • salt to taste
  • 1 pinch ground turmeric (Optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon chia seeds, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Combine quinoa and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Add lemon juice, cilantro, garlic, jalapeno, and chia seeds to the quinoa in the saucepan. Add salt and turmeric. Stir evenly and cook over medium heat until excess moisture is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Serve hot or refrigerate for a few hours.

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Nutritional Information

Zesty Quinoa

Servings Per Recipe: 1
Calories: 325.7
% Daily Value *
protein: 25 %
carbohydrates: 18 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 27 %
fat: 9 %
saturated fat: 3 %
vitamin a iu: 4 %
niacin equivalents: 28 %
vitamin b6: 31 %
vitamin c: 7 %
folate: 40 %
calcium: 6 %
iron: 25 %
magnesium: 62 %
potassium: 15 %
sodium: 7 %
thiamin: 19 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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