Quinoa Chilli with Avocado & Coriander

January 9, 2021

This article was written for Annabel & Grace, which is now part of Rest Less.

Quinoa Chilli with Avocado & Coriander

Recipe by BBC GoodfoodDifficulty: Easy


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Pack in the nutrients with this meat-free chilli. It delivers five of your 5-a-day and is low in fat. I love the combo of cool avocado with hot chilli. This plate of food is really very moreish, so whether you are a meat-eater, veggie or vegan, you are bound to enjoy this one!


  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil

  • 1 large onion , sliced

  • 2 large garlic cloves , chopped

  • 1 green pepper , chopped

  • ½-1 tsp smoked paprika

  • ½-1 tsp chilli powder

  • 2 tsp cumin

  • 2 tsp coriander

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes

  • ½ tsp dried oregano

  • 2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder (check the label if you’re vegan)

  • 80g quinoa , rinsed under cold water

  • 400g can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • generous handful of coriander, chopped

  • 2 tbsp bio yogurt or coconut yogurt (optional)

  • 1 small avocado , stoned, peeled and sliced


  • Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and fry the onion and garlic for 8 mins. Add the pepper and spices to taste and fry for 1 min more.
  • Tip in the tomatoes and a can of water, stir in the oregano, bouillon and quinoa, bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 20 mins.
  • Stir in the black beans and cook, uncovered, for 5 mins more. Add most of the coriander, then serve topped with the yogurt (if using), the remaining coriander and the avocado slices.

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