Vegan Quinoa Curry


There are three things I love about this recipe. First, that I used bean sprouts within the curry mixture and as a crunchy topping.  Second; that it’s smothered in a Tahini sauce infused with garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. And lastly that it tastes just like red lentil curry but with easily digestible quinoa.

I love including bean sprouts in a majority of my recipes for their health purposes. I try to sprout everything that I can, beans, nuts, seeds, legumes, who knows what else I would try to sprout if it were sprout-able. There are an excessive amount of reasons why I love sprouting, and I will be sure to share my reasons in a near future post.  For now, let’s make some curry!

Vegan Quinoa Curry
Recipe Type: Vegan
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Sarah @ The Balanced Babe
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 4 shavings of ginger
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 package of bean sprouts
  • 1 white onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp tahini
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup of spinach
  1. In a sauce pan, heat up 1 tbsp of olive oil, chop the white onion and garlic, and saute until both are translucent.
  2. In a larger sauce pan on low heat, heat up the cooked quinoa, and stir in the coconut oil, coconut milk, red curry paste and onion and garlic.
  3. Simmer for about 5 minutes, then add the bean sprouts, ginger and spinach, simmer for another 5 minutes.
  4. Once the sprouts and spinach are slightly cooked, remove from heat and set aside.
  5. In a mixing bowl, mix together the 4 tbsp Tahini, lemon juice from 1 lemon, garlic powder and 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  6. Serve 1 cup of quinoa mixture on a plate, drizzle with the tahini mixture, and top with bean sprouts.
  7. Enjoy!

You can double the ingredients to make a larger batch so that you can save some for leftovers. This is also a great recipe served chilled, which is great for work lunches. If you want more protein, you can pack marinated tofu, and steamed broccoli in with this quinoa curry for a power micro bowl!

03 comments on “Vegan Quinoa Curry

  • Maura Kikstra , Direct link to comment
    Thank you so much for the inspiration! This recipe is perfect . . . my husband just loves indian cuisine and I tend to eat mostly vegan. It is a win-win for dinner. We will both enjoy!!
    • balancedbabe , Direct link to comment
      Thank you Maura! Let us know when you make the recipe and how you like it!

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