Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

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Main Courses | Mar, 22 2016

Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

For those of you who prefer not to eat any type of animal protein, this chili is an awesome substitute. The quinoa gives the chili a great texture and adds lots of protein as well. If you simmer this in the crock pot in the early afternoon, you have an easy dinner ready to serve. Add a crunchy salad and you have a balanced meal of veggies. Bon Appétit!


Chop up the following veggies and sauté lightly with grapeseed oil or coconut oil:


2 red bell peppers

3 cups chopped zucchini

1 large chopped onion

1 cup chopped celery

4 garlic cloves, minced


Add them to the crock pot with the following:


1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon paprika

¼ tsp. (or more) of ground red pepper

1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed

1 tsp. Himalayan salt

1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained

2 cups organic vegetable broth


Stir gently and let simmer for 3 hours or more. Enjoy!