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3-Ingredient Coconut Lime Quinoa

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!

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

3.8 from 55 votes
A delicious and fresh 3 ingredient recipe!
author: Alyssa
yield: 4 servings
Coconut Lime Quinoa // made with only three ingredients, this dish goes with EVERYTHING!
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 13 minutes



  • 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.


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
cuisine: American
course: Side Dish

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