Chickpea-Quinoa Pilaf (Vegan)

Total Time
Prep 14 mins
Cook 40 mins

Delicious! The quinoa really absorbs all the spices in this recipe and the chickpeas are a welcome addition. Feel free to use different beans if you want! This recipe came from Veganomicon.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

This is a yummy recipe, spices very good. Next time I will add more veggies for texture/flavor, or to make more of a main dish.

magentakitteh February 04, 2011

This was very tasty! I served it on toasted Naan bread and mashed the garbanzo beans a bit. Yummy!

Lilmsbritches March 22, 2011

This was quick and easy to throw together and comes from one of my all time favorite cookbooks. I followed the recipe exactly and felt it was a bit on the bland side. Next time I'll take more liberties with the spices for sure. Good basic recipe to play with though. Thanks for posting!

VegSocialWorker February 24, 2009