Greetings. One may have concluded that I had died with my two month absence from blogging, but I am here to disappoint by letting you know that I am, unfortunately, alive! Amongst all the crazy of my life I couldn’t find any time to cook let alone blog (I was also hella lazy), but I’m finally back! To kick the post-mortem blogging into gear, I have a One Pot Vegan Quinoa recipe to share with you guys. If you’re a frequent reader, you’ll know how lazy I am – so One Pot Dishes are the way to go in my household of one. I hate washing up and I hate having a million things happening at once, so this Vegan One Pot Quinoa dish is a godsend.
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What’s great about this Vegan One Pot Quinoa is that it comes together in under 30 minutes, and makes enough for 4 meals – leftovers for days! It’s very hearty and filling, and packs a mean protein punch. I start off by lightly frying off some White Onion, Sweet Potato and Red Bell Pepper until soft. I then add in drained Chickpeas, Sun Dried Tomato, sliced Green Olives, Vegetable Broth, White Quinoa and Water to the pot. Everything is left to simmer gently until the liquids have been absorbed, and this nommy Vegan Quinoa is finally crowned with some Cherry Tomatoes, Baby Spinach and chopped Cilantro. Couldn’t be simpler than that my bruhs.
I don’t really need to say anymore because I’ll just let the recipe (and the final product) do the talking, but this Vegan One Pot Quinoa is definitely one to add to the weekly recipe repetoire. It is super easy to make, heart healthy, gluten free, super stick to your ribs (TRUST ME, I’M STUFFED after even half a portion) and just an overall healthy meal that everyone can enjoy – carnivores included. Scroll down for the full recipe and here’s to hoping I start regularly blogging again! Cheeeeeeers!
One Pot Quinoa
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 2 Garlic Cloves minced
- 1 White Onion Diced
- 1 small Sweet Potato diced
- 1 Red Bell Pepper diced
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli Flakes
- 1 tablespoon Dried Mixed Herbs
- 1 14 oz can Chickpeas drained (420 gram can)
- 1 cup Green Olives sliced
- 1/2 cup Sun Dried Tomatoes chopped
- 1 cup White Quinoa uncooked
- 2 cups Vegetable Broth
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- 3 cups Baby Spinach loosely packed
- 1 cup Cilantro chopped
- 1 teaspoon Salt to taste
- Heat Olive Oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add Garlic, White Onion, Sweet Potato, Red Bell Pepper, Red Chilli Flakes and Dried Herbs. Sauté until fragrant and vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes.
- To the saucepan, add Olives, Sun Dried Tomatoes and drained Chickpeas. Stir to combine.
- Add uncooked White Quinoa to the pot and stir to combine. Pour in Vegetable broth and sugar and stir for 10 seconds. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to simmer for 20 - 25 minutes until liquid has been absorbed.
- Once cooked, leave covered for another 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove lid and stir in Baby Spinach and Coriander. Let sit for a few minutes to allow Spinach time to wilt.
- Season with Salt and Pepper as necessary and serve warm.