Vegan Quinoa Chile Verde

February 12, 2020

VEGAN QUINOA CHILI VERDE

Author: Nicole Modic of @KALEJUNKIE

SERVES 6
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 1 lb tomatillos, sliced in half (or 1 can tomatillos - and if you can’t find either, just omit it and do 2 poblano peppers instead of one)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 can organic corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic, mashed
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • Salt & cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Drain and rinse beans and set aside. 
  • Chop onion and dice the tomatillos. Set aside. 
  • Place a large pot on the stove over low-medium heat. 
  • Once hot, add the onions and mashed garlic. 
  • Stir for about 3-4 minutes, then add the cumin, chili powder, oregano, and some salt and pepper. 
  • Stir for another minute, until nice and fragrant. 
  • Next add the vegetable broth, lemon juice, quinoa, tomatillos, poblano pepper, and beans. 
  • Increase the heat and bring to a boil. 
  • Once boiling, cover and reduce heat to low. 
  • Allow to simmer for 20 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and top with fresh cilantro. 
  • Enjoy!

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