Photo: Nina Choi; Styling: Lisa Lee
Total Time
32 Mins
8 servings (serving size: about 1/3 cup)

Parsley has its own spot on the seder plate, representing spring. Although quinoa is considered a whole grain, it is, in fact, a seed—making it a welcome addition to a Passover meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and thyme; sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add artichokes; sauté 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Add broth and quinoa; bring to a simmer. Cover and cook 18 minutes or until liquid is completely absorbed.

Step 2

Remove pan from heat. Stir in parsley, rind, juice, and salt. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

magnoliasouth's Review

January 30, 2014
Oh my! This was the first time I've ever made quinoa and man oh man, was this ever good or what?! I bought quinoa on a whim at the grocery store and brought it home. I didn't think ahead as to what to make and after browsing, I went with this. I did make a change, but only because I had to go with what was in my kitchen. I used marinated artichokes because that's what I had. WOW! My husband loved this and it's now going to be a staple in our home. Many thanks for sharing this!

May 14, 2016
Actually, I think the lemon is what sets it apart from the others. I love the tart lemony flavor and I didn't find it bland at all.

Chiccook's Review

January 25, 2015

Redsicle's Review

March 20, 2014
I haven't made this yet but was hoping to use fresh artichoke. How would I prep the artichoke to use in this recipe?

becky604's Review

February 27, 2014
recipe was good but the serving size is really small, maybe this should be listed under condiments.

dculler's Review

January 21, 2014
I'm new to quinoa and wanted to try a recipe with items I already had in my kitchen (minus the lemon peel). I decided this was going to be it. The only thing I changed was I added some red bell pepper and some chicken but only a little since I'm new to this and didn't know how it would effect the taste. It looked nice with the little pepper pieces in it & most importantly my family loved it!!! (I'm feeding it to my 1yr old now) Plus I liked my additions so much I added much more later like a half a cup of red bell pepper and half a breast of chicken. Yeah!!! Liked it so much, I tried another 3 different versions. Since I ran out of the white quinoa, I tried the red. It was good but liked the white better. The original recipe with the additions I noted is my favorite version.

IreneG's Review

July 28, 2013
This is the best quinoa recipe I've come across! I used marinated artichoke hearts instead of frozen and that added such a great flavor. Will definitely make this again and again!

monmom2's Review

June 18, 2013
Made this a few weeks ago, my family has been asking for it ever since!! I added a little more lemon juice, and it isn't very pretty, but it's so good! Making it again tonight!!!

LAphotomama's Review

April 25, 2013

WEstrada's Review

April 13, 2013
We love this dish. I add red paper flakes and a little more lemon juice.