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Cheesy and comforting quinoa with green beans - such a quick and delicious side dish! #quinoa

Cheesy Quinoa with Green Beans.

Cheesy quinoa and green beans are a perfectly comforting side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 217 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup Daiya cheddar shreds
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk I use SO Delicious brand
  • 1 1/2 cups green beans fresh or frozen
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • pepper to taste


  1. Place the quinoa, chopped onion, and two cups of water in a small pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover the pan. Cook for about 15-20 minutes until the little ring separates from the quinoa. Fluff with a fork.
  2. Add the olive oil, Daiya cheese, and coconut milk to the pot. Cook over medium low heat until the cheese is melted.
  3. If you are using frozen green beans, put them in a colander and run them under water until they thaw out somewhat. Drain and add to the quinoa. Stir and continue to cook until everything is heated through.
  4. Add salt and pepper and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Quinoa with Green Beans.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 598mg26%
Potassium 294mg8%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 4.7mg6%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.