Thai Quinoa

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 20 min 4
Thai Quinoa
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1 cup Quinoa, uncooked (white; red; black or tricolor)
1 cup Coconut milk, sweetened (unsweetened)
1 pinch Sea Salt (to taste)
2 tbsp Coconut aminos, Coconut Secret
1 tbsp Lime juice (fresh)
1 piece, 1-inch Ginger root (juice; finely grated & squeezed)
1 pinch Sea Salt (to taste)
1 small Red onion (thinly sliced)
1/4 cup Cilantro (coriander) (finely minced)
1/4 cup Thai basil, fresh (finely minced)
1/3 cup whole/halves Macadamia nuts, unsalted (crushed)
1 fruit Lime (cut into wedges)


  1. Place quinoa, unsweetened coconut milk, water and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover saucepan and cook quinoa for 15 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat, keeping quinoa covered for 5 additional minutes to absorb remaining liquid. Fluff quinoa gently with a fork, set aside to cool slightly.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together coconut aminos, lime juice and ginger juice, season to taste with salt if needed.
  3. In a large bowl add quinoa and coconut amino/juice mixture, toss to coat.
  4. On a serving platter arrange in layers quinoa, red onion slices, minced cilantro and Thai basil, and crushed macadamia nuts. Serve with lime wedges.



is very high in fiber which is so important for healthy digestion, it is a complete protein which makes it a good blend in vegetarian dishes!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 293
Calories from fat 116
Calories from saturated fat 26.0
Total Fat 12.9 g
Saturated Fat 2.9 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.7 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 400 mg
Potassium 364 mg
Total Carbohydrate 39 g
Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
Sugars 7.0 g
Protein 7.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.3
Grain 2.1
Meat Alternative 0.4
Vegetables 0.3

Energy sources