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Pantry Curried Quinoa with Garbanzo Beans and Roasted Peppers Recipe
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Curried Quinoa with Garbanzos and Peppers
This curried quinoa uses ingredients commonly found in the pantry. See more
  • READY IN 45 mins

Pantry Curried Quinoa with Garbanzo Beans and Roasted Peppers

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    45 mins


  1. Soak raisins in 1 cup warm water in a bowl while you complete remaining steps.
  2. Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic until onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in curry powder, cumin, cilantro, and ginger and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in vegetable broth, garbanzo beans, and quinoa. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low heat, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Drain raisins. Lightly toss quinoa mixture with raisins, roasted red peppers, and toasted almonds. Season with salt.
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Dec 11, 2012

Hubby and I both enjoyed this recipe. Very nice blend of spices. I used two cloves of garlic for added flavor. I didn't have raisins, so I used currants and they worked very well. I suggest using a little less than 2 cups of broth. My quinoa was done and there was still quite a bit of liquid left which led to a bit of a mushy texture. The only change I would make is to use fresh cilantro. The 1/2 tsp of dried cilantro added no flavor. I loved the roasted red peppers mixed in and the crunch from the almonds. This quinoa would also be good served cold the next day.

Aug 14, 2012

This was delicious! I didn't have a few ingredients like the cilantro, ginger, or almonds, but it was delicious either way!


23 Ratings

Jan 22, 2013

I really liked this recipe. My kids thought it was ok. Next time to make it more kid friendly I will use dried cherries and sunflower seeds instead of raisins and nuts. I also sauteed bell pepper with the onion (yellow) instead of using roasted pepper. Will definately make again.

Nov 16, 2012

Very good! I doubled spice but I loved and family liked.

Oct 17, 2014

This is so much better than I could have imagined. I used water because I didn't have broth, bottled roasted peppers and frozen cilantro. I also added a large sliced portabello mushroom to the onions in the beginning and you couldn't detect it later on. Its a great side dish and meal and I'm seriously considering adding it to the Thanksgiving table (the raisins remind me of stuffing for some reason!). I increased the seasonings slightly and I would add carrots next time. Thank you so much!

Sep 20, 2014

Really good and spicy!

Aug 25, 2014

Made it just like it says, and it turned out amazing! Think I might add a few more peppers and raisins next time.

May 25, 2014

I liked this recipe, but think it had too much curry powder. We didn't have any so we used chili powder, and cut it way down because we don't like too much heat. We could also have cut out the red peppers; I think that they are not necessary. But the rest of the flavors are great. We didn't have raisins, and didn't want so much sugar so we used slightly sweetened cranberries, and I forgot to toast the almonds, but it was still very good, thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 415 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.1 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 9.7 g
  • 39%
  • Protein
  • 12.9 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 842 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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