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Bowl of coconut quinoa with spoon sticking out.

Coconut Quinoa

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Coconut Quinoa – an easy and delicious recipe for coconut quinoa that is extra creamy and so good in any recipe!


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • pinch of salt


  1. Rinse quinoa. 
  2. Bring medium-sized saucepan to medium-high heat. Add rinsed quinoa, coconut milk and pinch of salt.
  3. Stir and cover. Let simmer 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve. 


  • Sauté Quinoa: if you want even more depth of flavor you can sauté your quinoa in the saucepan before adding in the coconut milk and pinch of salt. 
  • Storage: store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up too 3 days.

Keywords: coconut quinoa