meatless monday meal ~curried quinoa and black bean stew~

I’m trying to get this recipe to you in between taking care of a sick husband and a stir-crazy toddler…envious of me right now???

Didn’t think so!

Ok, here it is!  My new “go-to” stew!!!

It looks like a lot of ingredients, but it’s a really easy recipe to throw together…literally, just throw it together!  Feel free to modify, if you don’t have shallots, use an onion.  If you don’t have quinoa, try brown rice.  If you don’t have almond butter, use peanut butter.  No coconut oil?  Use olive oil!  I’m pretty sure this recipe is fool-proof!

Curried Quinoa and Black Bean Stew ~vegan, gluten free~

Curried Quinoa and Black Bean Stew

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 shallot, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced

3 stalks of celery, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped

1 cup crushed tomatoes

1/2 cup dry quinoa

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained

2 tablespoons almond butter

2 tablespoons curry powder

4 cups veggie broth

1 cup water

1 bay leaf

large handful fresh cilantro

2 large handfuls baby spinach leaves

sea salt and pepper

-In a large soup pot, heat coconut oil over medium-high heat.

-Add shallots, garlic, celery, carrot, ginger and saute until fragrant.

-Next, add broth, water, sweet potato, crushed tomatoes, bay leaf, curry powder, quinoa, almond butter and bring to a boil.

-Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are soft and quinoa is cooked.

-Add black beans and spinach, cook until spinach is wilted.

-If needed, add more water.  Season with sea salt and pepper as needed

-Garnish with cilantro and enjoy!


  1. Marie   •  

    I tried this easy dish, was very delicious.

  2. Ani   •  

    I’ve made black bean and quinoa chili, but I love the idea of adding curry!!

  3. Sandra McGowan Landry   •  

    Sounds great & I think I have evertything (some great sub suggestions you’ve made will do!). Going to make it for Brian & I to dip into tomorrow. Thanks Crissy.

  4. Travis   •  

    Crissy. Had all the ingredients and made this tonight. Was super easy and quite delicious. I added a squeeze of lime juice to give it a little kick of flavor. Highly recommend.

  5. Isil   •  

    Making this right now and it smells soooo good! Thanks for the sub suggestions….always helps!!

  6. Debbie Albert   •  

    It’s raining cats and dogs. I’m tired from a long day of teaching 7th and 8th grade students. On my way home my daughter and I decided we would make this recipe! It was amazing!!! The ginger and curry were a perfect comfort combination of flavors! Sooo delicious!!! I even added a dollop of Greek plain yogurt! Thank you for this amazing recipe and thank you Travis Manach for sharing this site with me!

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