Coconut Quinoa with Pomegranates and Cilantro | Get Inspired Everyday!

Coconut Quinoa with Pomegranates and Cilantro

  • Author: Get Inspired Everyday!
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: makes 4 cups with the toppings 1x


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 can coconut milk, 13.5 ounces
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Grade A amber maple syrup

Optional Toppings:

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils


  1. If your quinoa isn’t pre-rinsed be sure to rinse it before starting.
  2. Place the quinoa, coconut milk, water, sea salt, and maple syrup into a large saucepan or small pot. Using a spatula, break up the chunks of coconut cream a bit, but don’t worry about mixing it all the way in.
  3. Place the pan over high heat and bring it to a boil, cover and immediately lower the heat to low after the quinoa comes to a boil. Simmer on low until the quinoa has absorbed all the liquid and is light and fluffy, about 15 – 20 minutes.
  4. Season to taste with additional sea salt and mix in the optional toppings if desired.
  5. Serve immediately.