This healthy, hearty Veggie Quinoa Chili is full of plant based protein, iron, fibre and antioxidants.
The perfect bowl to warm your soul and fill you with delicious nutrition.
It’s simple and quick to make and you can enjoy it many different ways – I love it on its own topped with sliced avocado and nutritional yeast or served over a baked sweet potato and topped with sautéed kale or shredded lettuce
In a large pot, sauté the onion and the garlic in the oil over medium heat until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and stir.
Add the mushrooms and bell pepper and sauté for another 5 to 7 minutes or so, until softened.
Add in the quinoa and barely enough water to cover it and cook on low until the quinoa has just absorbed the water
Now add the diced tomatoes (with the juice) and broth. Stir to combine. Increase heat to medium-high.
Add the drained and rinsed beans, along with the chili powder, cumin, oregano, turmeric, cayenne pepper, paprika and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until thickened, about 30 minutes. Taste and season with additional spices or salt and pepper if desired.
TIPS & NUTRITION
Chili is a healthy food that’s often topped with less healthy items like cheese and sour cream. Keep your chili healthy by topping it with sliced avocado, nutritional yeast, chopped onion or hemp seeds.
Feel free to make this chili more spicy by adding crushed red pepper, additional cayenne pepper or any spices you want.
I like to make a double batch and freeze it in individual sized portions to be easily reheated on busy nights.
Yum , chilly day heart warming recipe. Thank you!