Lighter Lunch Quinoa



Quinoa and three bean chilli

 This is a really tasty high protein vegan dish that is quick to prepare and full of nutrients. Quinoa is a great alternative for rice, pasta or couscous. It’s high in fibre and full of nutrients such as B vitamins, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc and calcium. It also contains a plant antioxidant called quercetin, which is a great anti-inflammatory! The beans add to the protein content and are themselves full of fibre and nutrients.


1 small onion chopped

2 garlic cloves crushed

1 red chilli chopped

2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

1⁄2 teaspoon chilli flakes

200g quinoa

1 small sweet potato peeled and chopped

700ml vegetable stock

1 tin chopped tomatoes

100g black beans

100g cannellini beans

100g kidney beans

15g coriander leaves chopped

Half an avocado cubed

Olive oil


Fry onion, garlic and red chilli in olive oil gently until soft. Add the spices and sweet potato and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Add the stock, quinoa and beans. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Serve in a bowl with cubed avocado and coriander.

Works well as a delicious dinner too.

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