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Gluten Free Coconut & Sesame Quinoa

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.

Added 21st January 2015
Updated 31st January 2021
Recipe by Alison Wheatley

This recipe is...

  • High Fibre High Fibre
  • High Protein High Protein
  • Low Fat Low Fat
  • Slimming World Friendly Slimming World Friendly
  • Vegetarian Vegetarian


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...

Tree Nuts


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 Information (Per serving)

Calories Carbs Fibre Fat Sugar Protein
454 89g 12g 5g 20g 18g

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