Tropical Quinoa Recipe -
Tropical Quinoa Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Tropical Quinoa

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"A super-easy, sweet side dish that goes great with fish, shrimp, or light chicken dishes."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Mix the quinoa and water in a saucepan over medium heat, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until all the water is absorbed, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the dried pineapple, dried mango, coconut flakes, macadamia nuts, hot and regular mango chutney until thoroughly combined. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 28, 2010

This was good. It was very sweet - so I would like it more for a snack than with dinner. I made my own chutney so only added "regular" chuntey and no "hot" chutney (my mom doesn't do spicy). I would like a little more quinoa for the amount of "mix-ins". Definitely a nice recipe though!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 22, 2012

Go easy on the macadamia nuts, or chop them finer because too many makes this dish way too crunchy. The dried fruit is nice, but this recipe is better if you just use fresh fruit. The dried fruit makes it kind of gummy and difficult to chew. Otherwise it still tastes good.


9 Ratings

Jun 04, 2012

Ridiculously delicious. I had to substitute mango salsa for the chutney, but it was fantastic. Best recipe I've tried on here yet.

May 19, 2012

Fantastic! great way to get kids to eat quinoa. My husband said it tasted like an almond joy!

May 20, 2012

Good with grilled chicken, but not as good alone. A little too sweet on its own.

Sep 01, 2013

Great recipe! We followed the advice of one reviewer and used fresh fruit chopped into smaller pieces. We also cooked the quinoa, let it cool, then added remaining the ingredients (pre-chilled the fruit) and served it as a cold side dish. Very refreshing with just the right amount of kick from the hot mango chutney. Party guests ate it all...sorry we didn't have any leftovers for ourselves. Serving cold adds time to the recipe, but you could make the quinoa ahead of time and then put the entire dish together when ready to serve.

Jul 29, 2013

Used fresh fruit instead of dried (cut down on sweetness and rubbery factors) and couldn't find chutney so used mango salsa instead. Yumm!


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  • Calories
  • 238 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 10.5 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 145 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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