Ginger Pineapple Quinoa Stir-Fry

Hello friends & welcome back! I wanted to post this recipe for you guys today because it’s just so dang good! This recipe is a twist off of Minimalist Baker’s Garlic Pineapple Stir-Fry Quinoa. It’s essentially exactly the same but with cherry picked ingredients to cater to my dietary needs- either way this dish is absolutely amazing and I felt like I needed to share it!

Recently I’ve been trying to eat less meat, and more wholesome & raw foods. Summer is the absolute best time to do this, so I am just lucky enough to have my goals align with nature.

Ginger Pineapple Stir-Fry Quinoa– Feeds about 8-10 people

  • 2 cups quinoa, rinsed
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 heads broccoli, trimmed, reserving stems and florets to the side
  • 1 package Patagonia Pink Shrimp- thawed & shelled
  • 2 packages frozen peas
  • 1 container pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup cashews, toasted


  1. In a medium sauce pot add the quinoa and water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and let simmer until the quinoa has absorbed all of the water. Process takes about 25-30 minutes total.
  2. In another sauce pot filled 3/4 of the way with water and a dash of salt, bring to a boil. Add the broccoli stems and let cook for about 5 minutes. Drain & reserve to the side.
  3. Add more water & salt, bring to a boil and add the florets, let boil for about 1-2 minutes, drain & reserve to the side.
  4. In a sauce pan on high heat, add about 1 tbsp. of sesame oil. Add in the shrimp, stirring to sauté it for about 2-3 minutes. Turn the heat off and cover sauce pan to finish cooking shrimp through. Note: this may seem like a short amount of time to cook the shrimp, but letting it steam rather than sauté on high heat cooks the shrimp perfectly without them getting tough.
  5. Add the cooked quinoa, broccoli, peas, pineapple, shrimp and cashews to a large bowl and toss to combine.

Sesame Ginger Peanut Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 cup coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (or brown sugar)
  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp. fresh grated ginger (or jarred)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or another nut butter you love)
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients until sauce is smooth. Taste to check if you’d like to add any other flavorings.
  2. Add the sauce to the large mixing bowl with the quinoa, and toss to combine. Serve immediately. Note: if you want to serve your dish immediately, feel free to warm the sauce in a sauce pot to add more heat without cooking the shrimp, quinoa or veggies more.

That’s it! This recipe is so easy and delicious, I know you guys will love it! Let me know what you think, and share this recipe with a friend! Cheers!

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