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Lemon Turmeric Quinoa

5-ingredient Lemon Turmeric Quinoa

Lemon Turmeric Quinoa made with just 5 INGREDIENTS! So simple and the perfect way to spice up your next Indian or Middle Eastern feast!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword quick recipe, turmeric recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 181kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer


  • 3 cups cooked quinoa from 1 cup uncooked
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 a lemon about 1 tablespoon juice, 1 teaspoon zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • optional add-ins: chopped green onions thai basil, ground black pepper, cashews, etc.


  • Cook quinoa until light and fluffy, about 10 - 15 minutes. (I use this method)
  • Allow the quinoa to cool until it's warm to the touch, then stir in the remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust salt as needed.
  • If using, stir in add-ins and serve with your favorite dish!*



* this recipe goes best with Indian, Middle Eastern, African or Thai cuisine


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 7.2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2.5mg