One-Pot Spanish Quinoa
One-Pot Spanish Quinoa- a simple, yet flavorful meal that takes just 30 minutes to make! (vegan + gluten-free)
It’s time for another one-pot meal! I know you guys love these as much as I do so I’m always looking for new ideas and this one, it’s a winner.
If you’ve tried my One-Skillet Mexican Quinoa then you’ll see that this one is very similar to that recipe. All you have to do is chop an onion and some garlic, throw everything in the skillet (or pot) with broth, and let it cook for about 20 or so minutes. It’s super fast and easy, and it leaves you with a nice full belly thanks to all of the healthy protein and fiber in the quinoa.
I used Bob’s Red Mill Organic Quinoa in this recipe because I can always count on it being the highest of quality. I also know they are very careful to prevent cross contamination which assures that what you are getting is guaranteed to be gluten-free. If you’re cooking for yourself of someone else that has an allergy to gluten then you know how important that can be!
Since quinoa originates from South America, it’s not exactly the most authentic choice for a Spanish-inspired recipe. But it tastes good so let’s just roll with it, k?
The main flavors in this dish come from ground cumin, smoked paprika, diced tomatoes and tangy artichoke hearts. Then all of that gets finished off with a bright spritz of lemon juice and fresh parsley.
Altogether it makes for a light yet satisfying meal that’s perfect for a busy weeknight or to prep for lunches during the week. I hope you enjoy it!
One-Pot Spanish Quinoa
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
- 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 (15-ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts water, drained
- juice of 1 lemon
- fresh parsley for serving
In a large skillet, warm olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano, cayenne and salt. Cook for about 3 minutes, until onion is translucent.
Next add the rinsed quinoa, diced tomatoes (with their juices), drained chickpeas, and vegetable broth. Bring to a low boil, cover with a lid and cook for about 20-30 minutes, stirring intermittently. When it’s finished the quinoa will be soft and most of the liquid will have absorbed.
Lastly, stir in the artichoke hearts until heated through. Remove from heat and squeeze fresh lemon juice over top. Garnish with fresh parsley, serve and enjoy!
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This looks so easy! I love how versatile quinoa is and this is a great option for a busy week day. Love it!
Mmm, this is my kind of one-pot meal! I’m all about Spanish food since traveling to Spain in November. Tapas are my favorite, and I love how the focus there was really on eating local, simple, delicious meals. I ate plenty of fruits & veggies there with no problem!
This dish looks like the perfect healthy comfort food Sarah! I love all the flavors here — Spanish food is a favorite of mine. This is something I’d love to eat for lunch every day!
Ohhhh momma this skillet looks so inviting! I’m loving the burst of flavor and all the crazy health benefits! Definitely an amazing dinner to put on repeat!
I adore all the spices in this one pot meal, Sarah and Bob’s quinoa! It is of the highest quality and tastes fabulous. This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and I love the one pot cleanup – FTW! Delicious work my dear!
Is nutritional information available?
You can find out the nutritional info by copying the link to the recipe and pasting it in MyFitnessPal.com. Then you can adjust it for whatever brands you use for the most accurate information. :)
Amazing recipe! I didn’t have a few ingredients (cayenne, artichokes), but had lots of root vegetables that I threw in. Delish.
One pot method is perfect.
So glad it turned out well for you, Maureen. Thank you for the review!
Another winner! This is my second recipe I’ve tried since I found this website and it’s fantastic! I didn’t have quinoa this time, so I added Lundburg Sprouted Short Brown Rice (all I had on hand that came close-ish to quinoa) but I’ll make it the regular way next time. Otherwise everything was as written (but doubled ;)
Thanks again for a great recipe!
Forgot to rate it: 5 stars!
This is delicious! I made this meal for dinner tonight and am already looking forward to the leftovers tomorrow. The artichokes and lemon give it a flavor boost and I adore quinoa in all its versatility. Can I also mention how quick and easy this was to put together? My kind of meal.
So glad you enjoyed it, Angie! Thank you!
Fast, easy, delish- and the ingredients are usually in the house! Keeping this one in my back pocket- thanks!
So glad to hear that! Thanks LeeAnn!
Made this recipe yesterday and it’s amazing!! So easy, tasty and pretty! It will be a go to for meal prep from here on out and would also make a nice dish to bring to a potluck. I’ve already had several people ask me for the recipe just by seeing a picture of it haha
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Karina! Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
Just made the dish and reduced the cumin to 1/2 tsp. I would also reduce the amount of lemon juice added at the end. I had Bob Mills quinoa on hand and used it, very delicious and filling. Thanks for this recipe
Thank you for the review!
Really enjoyed this. Simple and tasty – my kind of recipe.
Made this for the first time tonight and loved it! Paired with stir-fried garlic broccoli.
One of my favorite recipes (for taste) is a spinach and artichoke pasta. I’m trying to get away from processed foods and extra fats. Along with those, my pasta recipe isn’t very filling or nutritional in general. This one pot Spanish quinoa tastes remarkably similar to the pasta AND it doesn’t have processed foods or extra fats AND there’s quinoa and chickpeas, so it’s actually filling and full of protein!
Very yummy and easy to make! The flavor profile is reminiscent of jambalaya :). I tossed in some spinach just to add a little more veg. Thanks for the recipe!
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Will this freeze ok?
I haven’t tried so I’m not sure. If you decide to give it a go please let us know how it turned out!
Hi there, will marinated artichoke hearts work? It’s all I could find.
yes that is what I used!
Very easy to make and very delicious. I’m not a vegetarian let alone a vegan, and I’m certainly not gluten free. Other members of my family are so I gave this a shot. Everyone enjoyed it. Big 5 stars here.
That makes me so happy to hear! Thanks for the review, Mark!
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Thanks for the great recipe! Fast, easy, generous portions and very delicious.
Enjoyed this recipe a great deal. Will make it again.
You didnt say when to put in paprika? And how high the flame should be at during the 20-30 mins.
My apologies for leaving that out! You add it with the other spices and herbs. I’ve just updated the directions accordingly. Thank you for letting me know!
This was relatively quick, SO easy, and SO delicious! And it’s healthy… and there’s very little cleanup. Truly a best of all worlds meal.
Looks so yummy! Do you think this recipe would do well cooked in an instant pot?
I think so! I don’t own an instant pot so I can’t advise on timing but it seems like it would work!
Delicious and quick!! Just the way I like a busy week day meal. I made it as it says except I hade a different brand of quinoa. Next time I’ll try the Bob’s brand, and by next time I mean next week
Thanks a lot..
Love this recipe so much. I swap out half the smoked paprika for normal paprika as the kids don’t like it too smokey and I also add courgette, carrot, peas, spinach and Olives! So colourful and so delicious. I also double the quantity and it feeds us for many meals and lunches! Thank you!!