Tropical Quinoa (Ww)

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by ellie_

This was delicious as a side with fish (tilapia with peanut-coconut sauce), but I think it will also be wonderful with chicken. Although my non-weight watchers family members enjoyed this too, if you are following the WW flex plan this is 3 points/serving but this is also a Core Food. Recipe source: WW Magazine (January 2008)

Top Review by rpgaymer

I really liked this way of serving quinoa. The papaya was a great addition, despite sounding weird. I toasted my quinoa for about 15 minutes before cooking, which gave the salad a nice nutty flavor. Served with fried shrimp.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan bring the water and the next 4 ingredients (quinoa - pepper) to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and then transfer to a salad bowl.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients (papaya - grated orange peel); toss.

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