This Coconut Lime Cilantro Quinoa is light and fresh, packed with so much flavor and makes the perfect healthy side dish to any meal!
When making meal prep bowls I love having a staple recipe that’s easy and delicious to go with whatever protein I’m making for the week and this Coconut Lime Cilantro Quinoa is one of my favorite go-to solutions! Not only does it make a the perfect side dish to almost any meal, but it’s healthy and tastes great with practically everything! I mean how can you go wrong with flavors like coconut, citrus and fresh herbs??
You could easily throw this quinoa in a burrito bowl (yes think Chipotle), a wrap, salad, or use it a base for your meal prep bowls and add chicken, shrimp, fish or even steak! The great thing about this quinoa is that there is SO much flavor in every bite so you really don’t need to saturate it in sauce or dressing, simply add your protein and veggies and you’re good to go.
Oh and I would totally throw in an avocado too because I mean why not?
Can I also just say I love this recipe because of how incredibly EASY it is to make! Usually when I make quinoa I substitute the water for chicken or vegetable broth so that the quinoa can soak up all that delicious flavor, so the coconut milk in this recipe really makes a great liquid for this! Then just mix in the lime juice and cilantro once everything is done cooking and voila.
Feel free to throw in some black beans, chopped peppers, or even some pineapple to make this all your own! Either way I definitely think you need this coconut lime cilantro quinoa in your life ASAP!
Coconut Lime Cilantro Quinoa
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
- 2 tsp. honey
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
- Juice of 1 lime
- Rinse and soak quinoa for about 10 minutes in warm water.
- In a medium saucepan, whisk together coconut milk and honey then add in rinsed quinoa. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to a simmer, cooking for about 15 to 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Turn heat off and allow quinoa to sit for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.
- Once quinoa is cooked, mix in cilantro and lime juice until combined, serve and enjoy!
Serving Size: ¾ cup • Calories: 236 • Fat: 7.3 g • Saturated Fat: 3.5 g • Carbs: 37.4 g • Fiber: 5.1 g • Protein: 9.4 g • Sugar: 5.2 g • WW Points+: 6 • Smart Points: 8