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5 from 9 votes

Coconut Quinoa w/ Lime & Cilantro [Oil Free]

Coconut quinoa is rich in flavour, packed with nutrients, and absolutely delicious. Bonus! It's quick & easy to make for a winning side dish!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: South American
Keyword: gluten free, sugar free, vegan
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Rosa


  • 1.5 cups quinoa rinsed & drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 400ml can lite coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • sriracha for drizzling (optional)


  • 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!


For richer coconut flavour, use full fat coconut milk. But to keep the fat lower, use the lite version as indicated above.
You may sub the cilantro for parsley, chives or mint if preferred.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 3mg