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Ridiculously Easy Curried Chickpeas and Quinoa

A high-quality curry powder is essential here because we’re relying on it for most of the seasoning. My favorite is Maharajah blend, which is fresh and flavorful but not hot. If you use a mild curry powder such as Maharajah, you can add as little or as much red pepper as you like to adjust the heat.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Vegan
Keyword: curried chickpeas
Servings: 4
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Susan Voisin


  • 1 medium onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas , rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons good curry powder (or adjust to taste)
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne or other ground red pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes (fire-roasted preferred)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • salt to taste


  • Heat a medium-sized, non-stick sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and a sprinkle of salt and cook, stirring, until onions soften. Add garlic and ginger and cook for another minute.
  • Add the chickpeas, curry powder, and red pepper, and stir briefly. Add the tomatoes and cooked quinoa, reduce heat to low, and cover. Simmer for about 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Add salt to taste.
  • Serve in wraps, pita bread, or lettuce leaves or with naan or other flatbread.


One serving (without bread) is 2 points on Weight Watchers Freestyle program.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 560mg | Fiber: 8g