Crunchy Chickpea Red Quinoa {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan}

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Every week it seems I get emails from y’all about Easy Weeknight Dinners and Healthy Recipes for Dinner.

Well, today I’m going to answer your question with one simple answer.

Read on…

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This Crunchy Chickpea Red Quinoa is what I call a One Dish Wonder- it’s filled with protein-packed quinoa and chickpeas as well as a kick of chili powder and sweet white onions. It’s an easy recipe to whip up on a weeknight and serve as a main dish along with a side of veggies- or you can use this as a side dish.

I often serve leftovers chilled the next day atop a bed of steamed spinach with balsamic vinegar and it’s delish!

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Any way that you pair it, this dish is sure to please your taste buds and get you excited for a home-cooked dinner. No more take out, no need to head to the food store for a million fancy ingredients…everything here is already in your pantry plus a bit of fresh basil which you can pick outside from your garden in the summer.

So easy, right?

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And it’s sure to fit into your food bill for the week because it’s fairly inexpensive to put together. Just a few ingredients and 15-20 minutes and dinner is ready on the table.

Ready, set, go!

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Enjoy.

xo

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Crunchy Chickpea Red Quinoa {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan}
 
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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Sugar-free, Vegetarian, Vegan
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup red quinoa (or white)
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1 cup cooked (or 1 -15oz. can BPA-free) organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
Instructions
  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions; remove from heat and fluff with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat olive oil and cook onion until translucent,about 4 minutes. Add chickpeas, chili powder, sea salt and pepper; cook for 5 minutes then remove from heat. Add quinoa and fresh basil; mix well to combine.
  3. Serve warm.
Notes
Serving Size: 1 ~ Calories: 155 ~ Fat: 5 ~ Protein: 5 ~ Carb:24g ~ Fiber: 4g ~ Sugar: 2g ~ Sodium: 82mg

 

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13 replies
  1. rana durham
    rana durham says:

    Great recipe for one I am in love with red quinoa and the chickpeas add a flavor that I know is out of this world good! Great meal for 15 minutes now thats what I call fast food done right!

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  2. Lori Williams
    Lori Williams says:

    This sounds so easy and delicious! My daughter and I love quinoa and chickpeas!! (we just sat and ate a can last night). I was wondering, is there a difference between red and white quinoa? taste? nutrition? I have never seen the red before. Thank you for all the great recipes!!

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  3. CJ
    CJ says:

    Ooh I love the textures. I’m going to riff in this recipe, for sure. After I try it per recipe directions, I think I’ll experiment w curry splicing. Thanks Amie! Have you made it w any other spice blend?

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  4. Monica Herman
    Monica Herman says:

    This recipe looks so yummy; I’ve been picky with where and when to use quinoa, but this recipe looks like a good try for such an ingredient!

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  5. Rosie Dunningham
    Rosie Dunningham says:

    This recipe is fantastic, I’ve just started to go gluten free and this is one of my staple lunches to bring to work :) Thank you so much for all the tasty ideas, I don’t feel as daunted anymore at all! Please can I enter your wonderful book giveaway competition – I would love to learn more and more! Rosie x

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