This dairy-free dessert is creamy and indulgent but balanced by using whole grain quinoa instead of traditional white rice. The bright coconut and mango accents will have you thinking of a sunny island beach even on the coldest day of winter!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan with a tight fitting lid set over medium heat. Add quinoa; cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes or until fluid is absorbed.

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  • Meanwhile, whisk coconut milk with sugar, eggs, and lime juice. Stir into quinoa. Return pan to medium heat and cook, stirring constantly for 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in lime zest and vanilla.

  • Cool to room temperature; transfer to the refrigerator and chill completely. (Pudding can be reserved in a covered container for up to 3 days.)

  • Spoon into bowls and garnish with a generous amount of coconut whipped cream, mango, and toasted coconut.

Tips:

For a mousse-like consistency, fold the coconut whipped cream into the cooled quinoa pudding before serving.

For a lower fat dessert, use light coconut milk.

Add 2 tsp (10 mL) minced fresh ginger along with the lime zest and vanilla for extra zip.

Nutrition Facts

397 calories; protein 8.9g 18% DV; carbohydrates 49.1g 16% DV; fat 19.8g 31% DV; cholesterol 93mg 31% DV; sodium 156mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2016
This is a great way to add protein into dessert and it's not heavy. Everyone like it and complimented me. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/23/2019
This separated when it was chilled leaving a pool of coconut milk in the bottom of the pudding. Flavor is okay but the final pudding doesn t stay together. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2016
This is a great way to add protein into dessert and it's not heavy. Everyone like it and complimented me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2019
Loved it! Great either warm or chilled. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2019
This was really good! I made exactly as written except I didn't have lime so I used lemon juice. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/23/2019
This separated when it was chilled leaving a pool of coconut milk in the bottom of the pudding. Flavor is okay but the final pudding doesn t stay together. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2019
I made it just as the recipe indicates only with lemon juice and lemon zest. Great healthy dessert. Read More