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Curried Chickpeas and Quinoa

Yeah, yeah…I know: my quinoa theme keeps going on these days. I admit that once I master a style or method of cooking I get hooked on it for a while and I have a couple more pounds of that pesky grain to use up 😉 Working on my promises to use up my Costco buys! Up next? Using a massive tub of barley up……

I used to make a similar dish with couscous and it works even better with quinoa I thought.

Curried Chickpeas and Quinoa


  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced (2 cloves)
  • 15 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp mild curry powder
  • 1½ tsp chili powder
  • 2 cups lower sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well and drained
  • 15.5 ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed (no salt added)


Heat the oil over medium in a large non-stick skillet, add the onion and sauté till tender. Add in the garlic, cook for a minute.

Stir in the tomatoes, curry powder and chili powder, let cook for a couple of minutes until fragrant and thick. Add the broth, quinoa and chickpeas, bring to a boil. Cover, turn to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes. Turn off the heat, fluff up gently and add the peas. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes to heat through.

Season to taste with salt if needed and serve.

Serves 4 adults.


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