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
- 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
- Rinse the quinoa under cold water.
- In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa and vegetable broth.
- 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.
- Fluff the quinoa with a fork and let it cool slightly.
- In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, chopped basil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Toss gently to mix.
- 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