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Quinoa Chickpea Pilaf

Quinoa Chickpea Pilaf


A tasty quinoa based side dish


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped finely
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons  ground coriander
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups cooked or 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable broth


  1. In a small stockpot over medium heat, let the coconut oil melt.  Add the onions and saute for about 7 minutes.  Add the garlic and saute for 2 more minutes.
  2.  Add the tomato paste, coriander, cumin, black pepper, and salt and saute for another minute.
  3. Add the quinoa to the pot and saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the chickpeas and broth; cover and bring to a boil.  Once it is boiling, lower the heat to low, cover, and cook for about 18 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the quinoa has absorbed all the water.  Fluff with a fork and serve.


adapted from Veganomicon

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 156
  • Sugar: 2.8g
  • Sodium: 384mg
  • Fat: 6.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.8g
  • Protein: 5g

Keywords: Healthy side dish