Quick Lunch Series: Chipotle Style Cilantro Lime Quinoa

I tend to cook Quinoa a lot especially for that office day meal. It is filling and easy to make the previous night. Most times you can eat it cool right out of the fridge on a warm summer day or warm on a chilly winter day. This one is inspired by the cilantro lime rice found at Chipotle. You can layer all your favorite ingredients such as fajita vegetables, black beans, salsa, sour cream etc.


1 cup white quinoa
juice of 1 lemon or as needed
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 bunch of cilantro
salt to taste

Rinse and cook quinoa as per instructions. Allow to cool, fluff with a fork and drizzle olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Rinse and process cilantro in a food processor to cut into small pieces (don’t make it into a paste). Add to the quinoa and mix well.


Layer with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

I had mine with some lightly steamed frozen latino blend of corn, black bean, onion and peppers,  fresh homemade pico del gallo, pickled jalapeno and sour cream.


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