Coconut Quinoa with Fig, Pomegranate & Pecans

Coconut, Quinoa, Fig

While most people are familiar with using quinoa for savoury dishes, it also works beautifully in sweeter dishes, like this breakfast porridge. The flavours in this bowl are such a treat; the figs, pecans and pomegranate work so well together, and fresh figs are one of nature’s best gifts. Make sure you use a good quality coconut cream for this recipe, it makes a big difference to the final taste and texture. This is an ideal bowl to enjoy after your morning yoga, fitness or surf session, especially during your wellness retreat in Bali!

Ingredients:

Serves 2

  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • ½ cup of coconut cream
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut sugar
  • 2 fresh figs
  • 2 tablespoons of pecans
  • 2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of toasted coconut
  • extra coconut cream and coconut nectar to garnish

Rinse one cup of quinoa and then add to a saucepan with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is light and fluffy.

Remove the quinoa from heat and stir in the coconut cream and coconut sugar. Cover and allow to sit for 5 minutes. While the quinoa sits, place the desiccated coconut on a sheet of baking paper and allow to toast under the grill. It will only take a couple of minutes so watch it carefully to avoid burning!

Fluff the quinoa with a fork and then divide into 2 bowls. Top each bowl with one sliced fig and scatter the toasted coconut, pecans and pomegranate seeds. Before serving, drizzle with a little more coconut cream and a little coconut nectar if desired.