Chili con Quinoa – vegan & healthy

My recipe for a delicious, healthy and vegan Chili :)

Chili con Carne is a popular food for parties. It’s easy to prepare and feeds a lot of people without lots of effort. I like the vegan version a lot, it’s healthy and tastes amazing 🙂 In this recipe, I used Quinoa, which is one of my staple foods, so: Chili con Quinoa!

Quinoa is a gluten-free and well-known plant from the Andean mountains. It has all the essential amino acids and contains (amongst others) B-Vitamins, magnesium, zinc, and iron. It’s a super healthy food and a great way to expand your meal plan.

This time I added some sweet potato chips for an extra crunch (I used this recipe by minimalistbaker) 🙂

I wish you an amazing rest of your day  and enjoy the recipe! Do you also like Quinoa?

Chili con Quinoa

30 Minutes 3 Servings

Printable: Chili con Quinoa


  • 1 red onion, cut into small pieces
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, cut into small pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 Cup (ca. 100g) Quinoa
  • 1 Can Kidney Beans (about 255g), drained and rinsed
  • 1 small can Corn (about 140g), drained and rinsed
  • 250g Tomato sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • spices (e.g. Chili, Piment d’Espelette)


  1. Heat up the oil in (big) pot.
  2. Saute the onions and garlic while stirring and reduce the heat.
  3. Rinse the Quinoa and add it to the pot, saute it briefly and add a little bit more than 1 cup of water (about 260ml)
  4. Boil it up and let it simmer at medium to low heat for about 15 minutes (with a slightly opened lid). Stir occasionally.
  5. Add the beans, corn and tomato sauce and heat it up.
  6. As the last step, add the spices and season to your taste! I used
    1. 1 tsp salt
    2. pepper
    3. 1.5 tsp Mexican Allrounder
    4. 1 tsp Barbecue Spice
    5. 1 Tbsp Agave syrup

My recipe for a delicious, healthy and vegan Chili :)

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