Coconut & Sesame Quinoa
Coconut & Sesame Quinoa

Coconut & Sesame Quinoa

Posted On: 21st January 2015
Recipe By: Alison Wheatley

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Quinoa is a versatile, naturally gluten free grain, it can be used in so many different ways, it is fabulous as an alternative to couscous or makes a change from rice. This dish gives it a Caribbean twist for an amazing lunch time dish by combining the time couscous like grain with delectable coconut and crunchy sesame.

This recipe is...

VegetarianVegetarian
Low FatLow Fat
High ProteinHigh Protein
High FibreHigh Fibre
Slimming World FriendlySlimming World Friendly

Ingredients

240g quinoa
2 large mangoes
40g desiccated coconut
20g sesame seeds
Juice from a lime
400g butter beans
1 tbsp runny honey

Preparation Time: 20 Mins
Cooking Time: 10 Mins
This recipe makes 4 servings

This recipe is free from...

Celery
Crustaceans
Dairy
Egg
Fish
Gluten
Lupin
Molluscs
Mustard
Peanuts
Sesame
Soya
Sulphites
Tree Nuts

Method

1. Place the quinoa in a small pan and boil around 300ml of water, pour the boiling water onto the quinoa (it should be enough to almost double the height of the quinoa).

2. Place the pan on the hob and allow quinoa to cook, the quinoa is done when it has all "popped" and all the water is absorbed, should take about 5-10 mins.

3. Set the quinoa aside to cool slightly.

4. Meanwhile cut the mangoes into chunks and place in a large bowl, add the coconut, sesame seeds, lime juice, butter beans and honey and mix well. Add in the cooked quinoa and mix again. Serve.

Nutritional info per serving

CaloriesCarbsFibreFatSugarProtein
45489g12g5g20g18g
Calories454
Carbs89g
Fibre12g
Fat5g
Sugar20g
Protein18g

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