One-Pot Quinoa Chickpea & Avocado Bowl

After making our One-Pot Black Bean Quinoa Chili that we just stumbled upon–it was one of those meals I (Lyssie) just wanted to make in a hurry and had no idea that it would be one of both of our new favorite go-to meals—we had to play around with the key ingredients–it was just too easy, too delicious and too satisfying, not to make quite a few creations based around it! And voila–this lil’ dinner time star was born!  Halleluleyah!  Another night of dinner–easy and stress free! 😉

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We’ve been craving hearty comfort food with the start of colder weather—and you’ve been asking for some healthy, easy weeknight meals that are cozy comfort food. And many of you have requested quinoa recipes! We love quinoa too, that’s why we decided to marry the two (cozy, comfort foods & quinoa) and make this satisfying yumster! Get ready to dive in. This is so easy to make, it’s the perfect weeknight meal. You throw it in one pot and dinner’s on in less than a half hour! We still can’t get over how easy, and how scrumptious this one-pot wonder is. Woohoo!  🙂

 

 

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Psst…if you want more comfort foods done right and light ;), we’ve tried to pack this site with them! Give one of these a whirl:
Skinny Mash
Creamy Guiltless Tomato Rigatoni 
Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce and Parmesan Cheese

 

One-Pot Quinoa Chickpea & Avocado Bowl

We suggest serving this scrumptious Meatless Monday meal with a large salad or some steamed broccoli or another of your favorite veggie meals.  We love it with our Caramelized Cauliflower.
Serves 4

Ingredients:
2 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
¾ cup quinoa
1, 13.4 ounce can chickpeas, organic, low sodium (we used Trader Joe’s)
14 ounce can diced tomatoes

fresh cracked pepper

salt to taste
1 avocado, garnish
Directions:
1. In a medium pan, heat olive oil over low heat and add cumin and chili powder. Stir for 30 seconds until fragrant.
2. Add quinoa, tomatoes, black beans (not drained) and 1 cup of water to the pot. Season with pepper and salt, if using.
3. Bring mixture to a boil. Then reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until quinoa is cooked. It should be soft. Most of the water will be absorbed and you will have a thick, delicious, hearty chili. Slice avocado and place on top and serve.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving, without avocado: 250 calories, 4 g fat, 42 g carbohydrate, 14 g protein, 8 g fiber, 263 mg sodium, 0 g saturated fat

One-Pot Quinoa Chickpea & Avocado Bowl
 
Author:
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¾ cup quinoa
  • 1, 13.4 ounce can chickpeas, organic, low sodium (we used Trader Joe's)
  • 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 avocado, garnish
  • Directions:
Instructions
  1. In a medium pan, heat olive oil over low heat and add cumin and chili powder. Stir for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  2. Add quinoa, tomatoes, black beans (not drained) and 1 cup of water to the pot. Season with pepper and salt, if using.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil. Then reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until quinoa is cooked. It should be soft. Most of the water will be absorbed and you will have a thick, delicious, hearty chili. Slice avocado and place on top and serve.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 250 Fat: 4 g Carbohydrates: 41 g Sodium: 280 mg Fiber: 8 g Protein: 14 g

1/5 of an avocado (1 ounce) has 50 calories, we LOVE avocado and add it to this dish.  If you do the same note that the calories will be higher depending how much you use per serving.  We generally get about 50 calories extra from the avocado per serving.

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