Easy Coconut Lime Quinoa | Frugal Nutrition

Coconut Lime Quinoa

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x


This easy side dish is rich and flavorful. Made with gluten-free quinoa and dairy-free coconut milk.



  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1.5 cups full-fat coconut milk (~15 oz can)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 lime – juiced and zested


  1. Rinse the quinoa: measure one cup of quinoa into a large pot. Cover it with water and swirl it around with your hand. Using a fine mesh sieve, cheesecloth, or a nut milk bag, pour off the water. Repeat this twice or until the water runs clear. On the final drain, be sure to remove as much water as possible.
  2. Toast the quinoa: Put the pot on the stove over medium heat and cook off any remaining water, then cook the quinoa in the dry pot for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally as needed.
  3. Cook the quinoa: Add the coconut milk, salt, and zest from the lime, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook covered for approximately 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 more minutes. Remove lid, then fluff the quinoa and stir in the lime juice. Add additional salt as needed and serve!


Serves 4-6, depending on what you’re serving this with!

  • Category: Side dish, grain
  • Cuisine: Tropical
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