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Basil-Lemon Quinoa

Looking for that perfect light and easy dinner on a warm summer's night? This basil-lemon quinoa hits the spot! Easily made into a meal with the addition of protein-packed chickpeas!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins


Basil-Lemon Quinoa:

  • 2 and ¾ cups veggie broth
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 and ½ cups quinoa


  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¾ cup fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper


  • For the quinoa-in, a med saucepan add the broth, lemon juice and quinoa. Bring to a boil over med-high heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook until the liquid is absorbed, about 15 min,
  • For the dressing. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, basil, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the cooked quinoa and toss until all the ingredients are coated. If desired, incorporate a can of drained chickpeas. Season. With salt and pepper and serve. Serve warm or chilled. Enjoy!