Spiced Lemon Quinoa Recipe

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Spiced Lemon Quinoa
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  1. Simmer split peas with 2 cups water in a small saucepan until just tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Drain and pat dry on a towel.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add mustard seeds, cover, and cook until they pop, 1 minute. Stir in cumin; cook a few seconds until sizzling, then stir in split peas, curry leaves, chile, turmeric, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring often, until split peas start to turn light golden, 2 minutes. Scrape into a bowl.
  3. Add spinach to frying pan, increase heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring, until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain any liquid. Stir in quinoa, split-pea mixture, and 1 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice. Add more lemon juice and salt to taste. Scatter cilantro on top.
  4. *Find curry leaves at Indian markets.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 875.33 Kcal (3665 kJ)
Calories from fat 310.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34.5g 53%
Cholesterol 1.01mg 0%
Sodium 1179.45mg 49%
Potassium 1112.21mg 24%
Total Carbs 116.16g 39%
Sugars 0.9g 4%
Dietary Fiber 12.95g 52%
Protein 26.14g 52%
Vitamin C 9.8mg 16%
Iron 10.9mg 60%
Calcium 111mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 364.46 Kcal (1526 kJ)
Calories from fat 129.29 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.37g 53%
Cholesterol 0.42mg 0%
Sodium 491.08mg 49%
Potassium 463.08mg 24%
Total Carbs 48.36g 39%
Sugars 0.38g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5.39g 52%
Protein 10.88g 52%
Vitamin C 4.1mg 16%
Iron 4.5mg 60%
Calcium 46.2mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 19.6
  • 23

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • sugar free,
  • high fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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