Mexican Green Quinoa

Number of Servings: 8 (152g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 30 min.
Mexican Green Quinoa

Fresh herbs, onions, and garlic boost the flavor of this quick-cooking grain that also serves as a complete protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups quinoa

Directions

  1. Purée onion, cilantro, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, and water in blender or food processor.
  2. Transfer to a medium saucepan and bring to boil over high heat. Add quinoa, stir to combine, and reduce to heat to simmer. Cover saucepan and cook until quinoa is tender (20 minutes).

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 152g

Amount per serving
Calories 165
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 155mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 34.8mg 2%
Iron 2.3mg 10%
Potassium 290mg 6%
Vitamin A 19.5mcg 2%
Vitamin C 6.7mg 8%
Vitamin E 1.1mg 6%
Vitamin K 64.8mcg 50%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 8%
Niacin 2mg 15%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 10%
Folate 87.2mcg 22%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0.5mcg 0%
Chloride 4mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.4mg 0%
Phosphorus 203.3mg 15%
Iodine 0.3mcg 0%
Magnesium 88.6mg 20%
Zinc 1.4mg 10%
Selenium 3.9mcg 8%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 0.9mg 40%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0.7mcg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Water, Whole Grain Quinoa, Onion, Parsley, Garlic, Cilantro, Salt, Black Pepper.

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