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Zesty Quinoa

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Zesty Quinoa

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Zesty Quinoa
Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 430kcal


  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 cup chicken broth, low-sodium
  • 2 teaspoon parsley, dried
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 2 medium tomato, red
  • 15 ounce black beans, canned
  • 15 ounce chickpeas (garbanzo beans), canned
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1 cup cranberries, dried
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup almonds, sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground


  • Cook quinoa according to package directions, using chicken broth instead of water and adding parsley once it boils. Set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, chop onion, celery, and tomatoes. Drain and rinse beans. Zest and juice lemon.
  • Place the cooled quinoa into a large bowl. Gently stir in onion, celery, tomatoes, black beans, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon lemon zest, cranberries, oil, and almonds. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
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Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 551mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 22g

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