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Lemon-Snap Pea Quinoa

Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
We love the color and texture of red quinoa, but regular quinoa also works well.

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups water
  • 1 cup red quinoa
  • 1 cup diagonally halved sugar snap peas
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 201
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • sodium 131 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring 1 2/3 cups water and quinoa to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 12 minutes or until quinoa is tender; drain. Add sugar snap peas, lemon juice, olive oil, chopped fresh thyme, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper, stirring to combine.

Cook's Notes

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