Quinoa is for sure one of my favorite sides. I love it on its own, with chicken or fish, or mixed into a salad. One of my latest creations is this Cilantro Lime Quinoa and I am OBSESSED with it!!
A side for ANYTHING & ANYTIME!
I love sides that can be used for multiple meals. For this quinoa I love it it beside some grilled chicken, but the next day I eat it cold for lunch with come chopped avocado & pico de gallo in it. Yes you read that right, I eat it cold.
One of my favorite ways to have quinoa is cold or in a salad, like I mentioned above. The texture adds so much to each bite and really helps to take a normal salad to something extra special.
Options are good
Ok, I know that not everyone is a fan of cilantro. I personally love it, but I understand if you are not. If cilantro is not your thing, no worries. You can replace the cilantro with parsley or maybe some thyme. Fresh oregano or rosemary would be delicious as well. For a more of an Italian feel use basil, just be carful it can be overpowering.
You could also replace the lime with lemon. Really the possibilities are endless with this dish.
Jump on the train
When I first told my dad I was making him quinoa for dinner, he was not too excited, but then he had this quinoa and now he loves it. He asks me all the time when I am making it again. If a 60 something year old man can turn into a quinoa lover you can too.
I even serve it to my niece and nephew. Now it took them a minute to get into but they really like it now. As you can see this really is a side that everyone can enjoy, from the littles to the not so little.
Give it a try…you will be on the quinoa train after it for sure.