{Recipe} Tropical Quinoa


I am always trying to find new creative ways to use quinoa.  It is a really amazing grain that is super versatile.  It works well for sweet dishes and savory or in this case a savory dish with sweet notes.


  • 3 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 inch of ginger, minced
  • 1 & 1/2 cups diced pineapple
  • 1 red bell pepper, small dice
  • 1/4-1 teaspoon chili flakes (optional)
  • 2-3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced


  1. Heat the coconut oil and ginger over medium heat in a saute pan with a lid over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant.
  2. Add the pineapple, bell pepper and chili flakes (optional). Stir to combine.  Cover, turn down to medium and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the soy, and quinoa.
  4. Turn the heat to low and add the scallions and almonds, stir to combine.
  5. Serve in a hollowed out pineapple half.



  1. mom

    This looks like a really good recipe. I have some and never know how to use them so I will have to try this one.
    I love the presentation. Love MOM

  2. I am going to have to try this since I am a huge fan of quinoa. I do have to say, you did an awesome job with taking pictures….looks beautiful!

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