Quinoa is one of those super trendy, good-for-you foods that actually lives up to the hype. And oh yeah, it tastes pretty darn good too. I’m a big believer that good food doesn’t have to taste like saw dust, dirt or be inedible. Now in fairness, there is plenty of “good” food that doesn’t taste good. Can I get an Amen? Thought so.
This is the first time I’ve actually cooked quinoa. It’s pretty much the same as cooking rice, so it’s pretty hard to screw up and doesn’t require constant supervision. It’s great served as a salad base or with something that has a bit of a sauce/gravy that can soak into the quinoa and add a little flavor to it.
In this dish, the lemon gives the quinoa a bit of a bite and herbs add some freshness. It’s a great all-purpose side dish that will complement many entrees from chicken, steak and fish. It paired perfectly with my citrus cod and is now one of my new go-to side dishes.
I’ve bookmarked (or pinned) a ton of recipes with quinoa that I can’t wait to try. I see a beautiful and healthy partnership in our future.
This is one of my new-go recipes and a healthy substitute for rice side dishes. Enjoy!