Quinoa & Chickpea Bake

Quinoa & Chickpea Bake

Quinoa & Chickpea Bake

By: Danielle Minnebo

This is the perfect mid-week meal. The key to baking quinoa in the oven is to make sure the liquid is hot before you pour it into the baking dish. Feel free to add any combination of vegetables, such as corn or cherry tomatoes.



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Dairy Free, Gluten Free


  • Cooking Liquid
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 200g cooked chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red capsicum, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • ¼ cup currants
  • 2 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander


  • Preheat oven to 180°C, fan-forced.
  • Add the cooking liquid ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer.
  • Rinse the quinoa and add to a large roasting tray along with the chickpeas, onion, red capsicum and zucchini.
  • Pour over the cooking liquid and mix until everything is well combined. Cover the dish well with foil and bake for 35 mins.
  • After 35 mins, remove the foil and bake for a further 15 mins.
  • Remove from the oven and scatter with currants, walnuts and fresh coriander to serve.


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Danielle Minnebo

Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.

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