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Lemon-Basil Quinoa

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12 servings, 1/2 cup each

Try a new side tonight with our Lemon-Basil Quinoa. Fresh lemon and chopped basil complement the earthy, nutty flavor of quinoa in Lemon-Basil Quinoa.

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  • Rinse quinoa in mesh strainer; drain. Add to small saucepan with water; bring to boil. Cover; simmer on low heat 15 min. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 min. Spoon into large bowl. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Mix mayo, dressing and lemon juice until blended.
  • Fluff quinoa with fork. Add mayo mixture and remaining ingredients; mix lightly.

Special Equipment Needed


Prepare using KRAFT Mayo Garlic & Herb Naturally Flavored Reduced Fat Mayonnaise.

Make Ahead

The mayo mixture can be mixed together ahead of time. Refrigerate in separate container from quinoa up to 24 hours before mixing with the quinoa and remaining ingredients just before serving.

Tabbouleh with a Twist

Substitute 1 cup bulgur for the quinoa and increase water to 1 cup. Bring water to boil. Add to bulgur in large bowl; stir. Refrigerate 30 min. Fluff with fork, then continue as directed.

Nutrition Bonus

This easy-to-make low-sodium side dish gives quinoa an exciting new twist.


  • 12 servings, 1/2 cup each

Healthy Living

  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Low sodium
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 1 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1 Starch
  • 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

This easy-to-make low-sodium side dish gives quinoa an exciting new twist. And as a bonus, the tomatoes and onions team up to provide a good source of vitamin C.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings, 1/2 cup each
Calories 90
Total fat 4g
Saturated fat 0g
Cholesterol 3.3333mg
Sodium 130mg
Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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