Quinoa Chili

  • Yield: 4 servings


1/2tablespoon olive oil
1medium onion, diced
1tablespoon chili powder
1tablespoon cumin powder
1 1/2teaspoons onion powder
1 1/2teaspoons garlic powder
1teaspoon paprika
1/4teaspoon cayenne pepper
1cup quinoa, uncooked and rinsed
3cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2cup 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

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 395
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 150mg
  • Potassium 1224mg
  • Carbohydrate 66g
  • Fiber 16g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 23g