Mexican Green Quinoa

Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 30 minutes


By Jesse Miner
Fresh herbs, onions and garlic boost the flavor of this quick-cooking complete protein.


  • 1 medium white onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups quinoa, rinsed


Puree onion, cilantro, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper and water.

Pour into medium saucepan and bring to boil over high heat. Add quinoa, stir to combine and reduce to heat to low simmer. Cover saucepan and cook for 20 minutes. Check with fork to make sure quinoa is done. Remove from heat and let sit covered for 10 minutes. Remove cover and fluff quinoa with fork before serving.

Notes: You can substitute long grain brown rice for quinoa. Adjust cooking time to 45-50 minutes.