Need a quick side to add to your meal? This coconut lime 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 tastes great. Combine all that with a simple and easy recipe, and you’ve got a winning dish!
Is Quinoa Healthy?
Absolutely! Quinoa is often considered a super food, and not without good reason! Not only is it 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 anyone trying to lose a few. 😉 Also, this grain is gluten free, making it a great choice for people who have a gluten intolerance. There are so many good reasons to add quinoa to your meals!
So it’s easy to make dish, tastes great, and is good for you! Plus this recipe only requires a few basic ingredients and it’s SUPER QUICK to make. The flavour balance between the sweet coconut milk and the tangy lime juice with fresh cilantro is really a fantastic combination!
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! 🙂
Need some meal ideas? Serve your coconut lime quinoa warm alongside some Sweet Potato Bean Burgers, or these AMAZING gluten free Vegan Chicken Burgers. Or add a scoop of this quinoa to your favourite soup dishes, like this Creamy Cauliflower Soup.
Want a cold quinoa dish? Try this gluten free Asian Quinoa Salad or my Citrus Spinach Quinoa Salad with Orange Vinaigrette. Both delicious and fresh tasting options.
- Using a medium saucepan, add the quinoa, water, salt and coconut milk, and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer for about 12-15 minutes, until all the liquids are absorbed. Stir often towards the end of cooking, so that your quinoa doesn't burn once the liquids are being absorbed.
- Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Then mix in the cilantro and juiced lime. Serve & enjoy!