This Pumpkin Quinoa Chili is made with Black Beans and Chickpeas (garbanzo beans). It's a yummy vegetarian version of regular chili. This recipe is vegan and gluten-free. This chili will keep you full and satisfied!
- The pumpkin quinoa chili is meatless, vegetarian, naturally gluten-free, and healthy.
- Pumpkin is high in antioxidants.
- Black beans and garbanzo beans (chickpeas) are high in fiber.
- Quinoa is high in protein and a great substitution for meat in chili!
I love making SAVORY recipes using pumpkin puree, without any sweetness or spices that are usually associated with pumpkin. Take a look at my pumpkin chili with black beans and garbanzo beans - it's very similar to this recipe, but without the quinoa.
I just love how tasty this vegetarian recipe turned out to be! The quinoa chili only gets better the next day. It will last 1 week in the refrigerator. I also love to have this vegan and gluten-free dish for lunch! Just like most chilis, this one is quite easy to make once you have all the ingredients.
- Use mashed sweet potatoes, mashed yum potatoes, or pureed butternut squash in place of pumpkin.
- Use any other white beans, such as cannellini beans, in place of garbanzo beans.
How to cook quinoa
- Combine 1 cup of quinoa with 2 cups of water in a large pan.
- Bring to boil.
- Reduce to simmer. Simmer for about 20 minutes, until the quinoa absorbs the water.
How to make vegetarian quinoa chili
- Cook chopped onion and minced garlic in olive oil for about 2 minutes on medium heat in a large pot or skillet. Cook until the onion is soft.
- Add pumpkin, canned tomatoes, water, and quinoa. Chop the tomatoes into smaller chunks. Cook on medium heat.
- Add drained black beans and drained garbanzo beans to the same pan.
- Add 1 tablespoon of cumin, 2 tablespoons of chili powder, and salt. Stir everything well, and season with more salt if needed.
- Bring to boil. Stir all the ingredients well together to combine flavors and spices.
- Reduce to simmer and cook for 15 minutes on simmer.
Other Vegetarian Recipes
- Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna
- Black Bean and Butternut Squash Enchilada Casserole
- Black Bean and Butternut Squash Soup
Vegetarian Black Bean and Pumpkin Quinoa Chili
- 1 cup quinoa uncooked
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 2 cups tomatoes canned
- 2 cups pumpkin puree canned or homemade
- 3 cups water
- 15 oz black beans canned - drained
- 15 oz garbanzo beans canned - drained
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- ½ teaspoon salt at least
- Add 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of water to a large pan.
- Bring to boil. Reduce heat.
- Simmer for about 15 minutes until the quinoa absorbs the water.
- In a large pot or skillet, cook the chopped onion and minced garlic in olive oil for about 2 minutes on medium heat until the onion is soft.
- Add pumpkin, canned tomatoes (chop them up into smaller chunks), 3 cups of water, black beans (drained), garbanzo beans (drained), and quinoa.
- Add 1 tablespoon of cumin, 2 tablespoons of chili powder, and ½ and ¼ teaspoon salt.
- Stir everything well, and season with more salt if needed.
- Bring to boil.
- Stir all the ingredients well together to combine flavors and spices. Reduce to simmer and cook pumpkin quinoa chili for 15 minutes on simmer.
- Serve in soup bowls. Optional garnish includes sour cream, shredded cheese, and chopped green onions.
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