Crispy 3 Bean Quinoa

Crispy 3 Bean Quinoa Skillet

Quinoa is one of those foods that I really don’t get tired of. I know, some people think it’s tasteless and boring, but in my opinion it’s all in how you prepare it. Cooked the right way it can have so much flavor and is a great, healthy meal option from breakfast to dinner. This crispy three bean quinoa skillet recipe is flavorful without being overwhelming and is delicious for lunch or dinner. Like most meals it’s easily elevated with a poached egg and sriracha on top (try it- so good!). I had apportion of this recipe on it’s own for lunch, but it’d also make a tasty side dish for dinner.

I’ve mentioned it before, but Seriously Delish is such a great cookbook filled with recipes that you’ll actually make! I bookmarked at least half of the book!

Crispy 3 Bean Quinoa
via seriously delish

2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup canned pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
4 scallions, sliced
1 tbsp sesame seeds

Heat olive oil and sesame oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the cooked quinoa and garlic to the pan. Stir to combine and spread evenly over the pan. Cook until it becomes crispy, about 2-3 minutes. Stir the quinoa again and let cook for another 2-3 minutes. Turn heat to low and add in all of the beans. Cook for another few minutes until warmed throughout. Top with scallions and sesame seeds and serve.

optional: add a poached egg and srirarcha sauce to finish it all off!

*square serving bowl found here





  1. February 9, 2016 / 5:52 am

    I’m definitely going to have to check out Seriously Delish. I’m always looking for new recipes to try and I love that this one sounds good but not too difficult! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. February 9, 2016 / 6:17 am

    This is packed full of good stuff and I love that you can add an egg to make it a meal or keep it as a side dish!! sounds awesome! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  3. February 9, 2016 / 7:37 am

    I can’t wait to give this a try, it looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  4. February 9, 2016 / 7:59 am

    Mark loves chick peas so I think I could totally get this recipe to fly in my household it definitely looks so good and has a ton of protein!

  5. February 9, 2016 / 8:26 am

    i LOVE quinoa too! and i really love the idea of a poached egg and sriaracha – now you’re talking!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  6. February 9, 2016 / 8:43 am

    ooh i like this. i think i would add tuna to it!

  7. February 9, 2016 / 8:54 am

    Yum!! My husband would be ALL about this!

  8. February 9, 2016 / 9:01 am

    I’ve had this bag of quinoa sitting in my cabinet forever so thank you for sharing this! Looks healthy and delicious. 🙂

  9. February 9, 2016 / 9:35 am

    YES – love the veg recipes. I’m totally making this + fried egg & sriracha!!!

  10. February 9, 2016 / 9:52 am

    This looks great! I love quinoa too, it can be boring without any seasoning or sauce, but it’s a great base for a ton of different flavors.

  11. Shannon
    February 9, 2016 / 10:50 am

    This looks so yummy and easy! Also healthy! A win all around definitely need to try this!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  12. Anna
    February 9, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    I’ve been meaning to try a quinoa recipe for what seems like months now. This one looks delicious! Pinning to give it a try this weekend! XO

    A Lily Love Affair

  13. February 9, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    This looks delicious! I love the idea of adding the egg and siriacha too!

  14. February 10, 2016 / 9:54 am

    This looks so good!!