Spicy Tomato Chickpeas with Quinoa
All hail meal prep. I’m a huge fan of the 80:20 rule. I like to indulge a little on the weekend, but come Monday it’s nice to get back on track. This Spicy Tomato Chickpeas with Quinoa recipe checks all the boxes. Meal prep friendly. Makes 5-6 servings so your whole week is covered. Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free AND packed with protein thanks to the chickpeas and quinoa. What else could you possibly want??
What You’ll Need for these Spicy Tomato Chickpeas with Quinoa
- Onion and garlic
- Canned diced tomatoes. I like to use petite diced, but normal diced works too!
- Tomato paste. Its adds an extra tomato-y flavor vs using just the diced tomatoes
- Canned chickpeas
- Quinoa and broth to cook. You can TOTALLY cook your quinoa in water. I just like the extra flavor the broth gives
I love how quickly this recipe comes together. First, start your quinoa cooking. Next, while the quinoa cooks cook up the chickpeas. About 30 minutes later you have a week’s worth of lunches. These quinoa chickpea bowls are perfect to bring to work or school, because they can be eaten cold! If I have a microwave handy, I’ll sometimes reheat. But, I honestly love them cold straight from the fridge! So easy and convenient.
I often will have the chickpeas and quinoa as is. But if you want to get some more greens in your diet.. I LOVE this recipe with some baby spinach or arugula (or a combo!). Such a perfect filling and HEALTHY lunch to get you through your day. No 3pm hunger here!
If you love this recipe, here are some other chickpea recipes you should check out!