Quinoa Chili

  • Yield 4 servings

The spices will warm you up while the whole grain quinoa keeps your heart healthy.


1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin powder
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup quinoa, uncooked and rinsed
3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 (15-ounce) can of your favorite beans
Salt and pepper


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and sauté for 5-7 minutes, or until the onions are soft. Season with the chili powder, cumin powder, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and cayenne pepper.
  2. Add the vegetable broth and the quinoa. Bring to a boil and then lower heat to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the beans, cocoa powder, nutritional yeast and salt and pepper to taste. Turn heat up to high, bring back up to a boil and then lower to a simmer for 20-30minutes, or until the quinoa has finished cooking. While quinoa is cooking, stir occasionally so that the chili does not stick to the bottom of the pan.

Recipe by Lindsay of Cook. Vegan. Lover.courtesy of Meatless Monday



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