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Cilantro Lime Quinoa

This Cilantro Lime Quinoa is super simple to make and a great alternative to cilantro lime rice!  If you are trying to make your Taco Tuesday a little healthier, this is the perfect recipe.  
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cilantro lime quinoa
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 cup dry quinoa cooked according to package instructions see note
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 TBSP lime juice the juice from half a lime


  • After cooking the quinoa, let cool slightly. Then mix in the cilantro and lime juice. Serve warm or cold with your favorite taco fixings in place of cilantro lime rice.


If you are new to making quinoa you want to rinse the dry grain before you combine it with water according to the package instructions and cook it. Washing it removes the bitter taste, which is especially key in a recipe like this with minimal other ingredients.


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg