Sweet Sticky Coconut Quinoa


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


2 cups
uncooked quinoa
4 cups
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)
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