Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

Want a hearty, delicious chili that happens to be healthy? And makes your skin glow? Look no further!  This chili is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free… and yummy! Chalk full of veggies, cumin, and fiber-friendly beans! Our skin approves!

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Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

Ingredients:

1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed

1 cup water

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 small onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 jalapeno pepper, diced

1 large carrot, peeled and chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 medium zucchini, chopped

2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

3 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes

1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

2-3 tablespoons chili powder, depending on your taste (we used 3)

1 tablespoon ground cumin

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Optional toppings: green onions, avocado slices, cheese, sour cream, Greek yogurt, chips, crackers, etc.

Directions:

1. In a medium sauce pan, combine the
quinoa and water. Cook over medium heat until water is absorbed, about
15 minutes. Set aside.

2. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over high heat. Add the onion
and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, jalapeño,
carrot, celery, peppers, and zucchini. Cook until vegetables are tender,
about 10 minutes.

3. Add the black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, and tomato sauce.
Stir in the cooked quinoa. Season with chili powder, cumin, salt, and
black pepper. Simmer chili on low for about 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Note-garnish the chili with green onions, avocado slices, cheese,
sour cream/Greek yogurt, chips, crackers, if desired. This chili freezes
well.

Recipe source: Two Peas & Their Pod Blog

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