Need a quick and easy side to add to your meal? This coconut quinoa is ready in under 20 minutes, from start to finish! Packed with protein and fiber, quinoa not only offers tons of nutrients, but it is versatile and delicious. Combine all that with a simple recipe the whole family will love, and you’ve got a winning dish!
This easy peasy coconut quinoa with freshly queezed lime juice and fresh herbs is rich, flavourful, tangy and compliments dishes like my vegan chicken burgers or lentil veggie nuggets just perfectly. Cooking the quinoa in coconut milk adds a depth of flavour that is unparalleled.
Is Quinoa Healthy?
Absolutely! Quinoa is often considered a super food, and not without good reason! Not only is quinoa loaded with protein, fiber and other nutrients. But when compared to rice, it’s lower in carbs and calories. This makes it a great option for weight loss and management.
Quinoa is also naturally gluten free, making it a great choice for anyone with an intolerance. There are so many great reasons to add quinoa to your meals!
How to make coconut quinoa
Gather your ingredients:
Add the water, salt, coconut milk and quinoa to a small to medium size sauce pot and bring to boil over high heat.
Then reduce heat and let simmer until the quinoa absorbs all the liquid, about 15 minutes. Stir often towards the end of cooking.
Once absorbed, remove the quinoa from the heat. Then squeeze in the lime juice and add the chopped cilantro (or parsley) and mix well.
I like drizzling the finished product in Sriracha to add a little bit of kick, but this is completely optional!
Of course, extra cilantro and lime wedges are great too. Enjoy! 🙂
What to serve with coconut quinoa
This quinoa recipe pairs nicely with naked burgers, like this sweet potato bean option.
More vegan quinoa recipes
- Mini Quinoa Sweet Potato Muffins
- Cabbage Quinoa Salad
- Mexican Stuffed Peppers w/ Quinoa & Cheese Sauce
- Instant Pot Vegetable Soup with Quinoa
- To a medium saucepan, add the quinoa, water, salt and coconut milk, and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to simmer for about 15 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed. Stir often towards the end of cooking to prevent sticking.
- Remove from heat and add the lime juice and cilantro and mix well. Serve & enjoy!