Sides/3-Ingredient Coconut Lime Quinoa
June 2, 2015

by Alyssa Rimmer

3-Ingredient Coconut Lime Quinoa

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This coconut lime quinoa is made with only three ingredients and goes with everything – from breakfast to dinner. It's also vegan + gluten-free too!

Coconut Lime Quinoa // made with only three ingredients, this dish goes with EVERYTHING!

If you’ve ever been wanting a quinoa recipe that goes with everything, this is it.

Seriously. From sweet, to savory. From breakfast to dinner. It’s just plain perfect.

And the best part? It only uses three ingredients!

Three ingredients are used for this coconut lime quinoa: coconut milk, quinoa + lime!

That’s right. THREE.

Coconut milk, quinoa, and lime. Plain, simple and absolutely amazing.

Truth be told, I’ve never really cooked quinoa in coconut milk before. I always just use water (watch my video tutorial!) and then flavor it afterward.

This has opened up a whole new world. I’ve been dreaming of the possibilities since first tasting it. And don’t worry, when I do make new variations, you know they’ll be coming your way!

Need a recipe that goes with everything? Try this coconut lime quinoa! It's only three ingredients and tastes delicious!

For now, just enjoy this crazy delicious and absurdly easy coconut lime quinoa. You’re going to love it.

My favorite uses so far:

inside burritos
with black beans and salsa
topped with a fried egg and chopped avocado
served on top of a salad
used as a taco filling
AND eaten 100% as is!

Coconut Lime Quinoa // made with only three ingredients, this dish goes with EVERYTHING!

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3-Ingredient Coconut Lime Quinoa

A delicious and fresh 3 ingredient recipe!
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 389kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer
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Coconut Lime Quinoa // made with only three ingredients, this dish goes with EVERYTHING!
3.57 from 41 votes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add coconut milk, quinoa and lime juice to a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce to simmer for 12 - 15 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Remove from the heat stir and let stand until cool.
  • Stir in the zest of both limes and serve either as is or slightly reheated.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Nutrition

Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 522mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 10.9mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 5.9mg

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Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  2. Just tried this and yum! I think I overcooked it aa little because it wouldn’t absorb all the liquid but it still tastes so good I’ll definitely be using this recipe a lot 🙂

  3. My quinoa tastes great but came out very gluey and not at all fluffy like your photo. Should I not have included the cream from the top of my can of coconut milk?

  4. I’m trying this with coconut water (because it’s all I have). I hope it doesn’t ruin it. I’ll have to try with the coconut milk later.

    • I don’t think it will! It will just be a tad bit sweeter than if you used coconut milk 🙂 Let me know how it turns out! xo

  5. I thought I would never enjoy quinoa. I made this recipe and I can not stop eating it! And my gluten/dairy/egg free body is eternally grateful. This recipe is absolutely perfection.

    Kudos to a successful career.

    XO

    Kyra

  6. I just made this for dinner tonight and it was fabulous! Thank you so much for the recipe, I added a little sea salt and finely chopped cilantro for a bit of a twist, it was a great side kick to my Asian Meatball lettuce wraps! Thanks again, I’ll be posting a pic on Instagram shortly with your hash tag!

  7. This is soon good. I used it in tacos with lettuce, tomato and avocado. delicious. Yesterday I just heated a few spoonfuls in the microwave and had it for lunch. Now this morning I am wondering what I can do with it for breakfast. I may just have it with some vanilla yoghurt that I have in the fridge. Thank you for this recipe. I need to make some more breakfast cookies as well.

  8. I served this with some lime vinaigrette marinated salmon that I grilled along w/ some asparagus. OMG, perfect combo!

  9. I just love quinoa! I just made some yesterday 😉 your dish looks so yummy and simple! I love that ! definitely need to try this!

    • I think you could, but you’d want to make sure that it’s pure lime juice (not the stuff that comes in the little green bottles). I mean you could use that but it wouldn’t taste as good 😉 I’d say you’d want about 2 tablespoons of juice. Enjoy!

  10. Love the lime addition! Truth be told, I have been making my quinoa with canned lite coconut milk for over a year now…breakfast is served! I always have some in the fridge and just warm a scoop in the microwave, add some fresh fruit and nuts and top with coconut milk or cashew milk…delish!

      • Microwaves are a.non ionizing form of radiation which means they cannot break apart the nucleus of a cell they cannot break DNA apart and there is no evidence to suggest that it could cause cancer. Laws of physics 🙂
        You can however easily over cook your food in a microwave which would reduce the amounts of nutrients left in your over cooked food. Nothing to be scared of

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