Basil Lemonade Infused Quinoa

A refreshing twist on traditional quinoa, this Basil Lemonade Infused Quinoa brings a burst of citrusy flavor to your plate. The combination of basil and lemon creates a zesty and aromatic dish that is perfect for summer gatherings or as a light, nutritious meal. Let’s dive into the recipe and elevate your quinoa experience!

Basil Lemonade Infused Quinoa

Basil Lemonade Infused Quinoa


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Rinse the quinoa under cold water.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa and vegetable broth.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and let it cool slightly.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, chopped basil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Toss gently to mix.
  6. Adjust seasoning to taste and serve chilled or at room temperature.

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information: Calories per serving – 200, Protein – 8g, Carbohydrates – 35g, Fat – 4g

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