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 these spicy chickpeas and quinoa come 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 like these Spicy Chickpea Quinoa Bowls, here are some other chickpea recipes you should check out!
- Chickpea Tikka Masala
- Easy Homemade Hummus
- Greek Chickpea Salad
- Chickpea & Quinoa Mason Jar Salads
- Lemon Chickpea & Quinoa Mason Jar Salads