Sweet Sticky Coconut Quinoa

Sweet Sticky Coconut Quinoa


Sweet Sticky Coconut Quinoa // via Nosh and Nourish #recipe #vegan #dairyfree


2 cups uncooked quinoa
4 cups Water
1 teaspoon Coconut Oil
6 cups Mixed Greens (I used Newstar's Spinach plus Power Greens)
1 cup lite canned coconut milk
1 cup Silk Almond/Coconut Blend (or sub lite canned coconut milk)
1⁄2 an orange (squeezed)
1 cup frozen organic peas
1 cup diced mango (or sub pineapple if mangoes are out of season)
2 tablespoons Dark Amber Maple Syrup
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce (or sub liquid aminos)
1 tablespoon Ground Flax
1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
1⁄3 cup Pistachios (shelled and coarsely chopped)


  1. Cook quinoa according to instructions on the box. (I used a rice cooker with 2 cups dry quinoa to 4 cups water). Takes approximately 15 minutes.
  2. In a large deep saute pan over medium heat, melt coconut oil and saute mixed greens for approximately 5 minutes. Greens should be wilty, but not browned. 
  3. Add in all remaining ingredients except pistachios, but including cooked quinoa.
  4. Cook over medium heat for approximately 15 minutes to thoroughly heat/thicken, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. 
  5. Serve hot, adorned with pistachios.

Yields 6 Servings