Sweet Potato, Quinoa & Bean Chilli with British Quinoa Lemon & Herb

A super delicious and nutritious quinoa, sweet potato & bean chilli – packed tons of veggies, sweet potato, beans and quinoa. A healthy and tasty meal.

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Did you know Quinoa is grown in the UK?

I’m very excited to tell you about the local company, The British Quinoa Company who are producing some fantastic products in beautiful Shropshire. Lots of information and a super delicious recipe for you below…

British Quinoa is the leading grower of quinoa in the UK, based in Shropshire, where I lived when I was younger. Growing quinoa in the UK is still relatively new, but Stephen, the founder of The British Quinoa Company, has been lovingly refining the process for a decade, trialling 30 varieties.

Did you know quinoa is actually a seed rather than a grain? Although it’s eaten similarly to rice or couscous, it’s more closely related to beets and spinach.

All of British Quinoa’s crops are grown in the UK, mostly in Shropshire, and you can find organic options on their website. You might notice it’s a little darker than the other quinoa you may have seen? This is because they leave the outer bran on the seed, making wholegrain, meaning even more nutritional minerals and fibre.

Even their ready to eat pouches result from 3 years of careful testing and tweaking–making it easy for people who are in a rush, or looking for a simple solution. Incidentally, their lovely packaging features my photography–I’m very proud of that!

Quinoa sometimes still gets labelled as a new super food, but I’m not alone in thinking it’s here to stay. Its nutty taste is unique and is a super gluten-free alternative to wheat. It’s also high in fibre and protein with all the essential amino acids.

It’s versatile too, you can get creative with quinoa, sweet, or savoury. One of my favourite quinoa dishes is this Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Bean Chilli recipe. Created with their lemon & herb ready to eat pouch–recipe below.

I created this super delicious quinoa, sweet potato & bean chilli using British Quinoa Lemon & Herb, which works so well. I’ve packed tons of veggies, sweet potato, beans and quinoa into this nutritional power house of a chilli.

I think the key to a superb chilli is the extras, all the things that go with it to make the meal really amazing i.e.; topping with avocado and serving with hummus, flatbreads etc. It’s all about the layering of different textures and flavours and then scooping everything up together.

I hope you enjoy this super delicious chilli and learning about this inspiring UK producer x

You can find the full range of the ready to eat pouches in Sainsbury’s!

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Sweet Potato, Quinoa & Bean Chilli with British Quinoa Lemon & Herb

A super delicious and nutritious quinoa, sweet potato & bean chilli - packed tons of veggies, sweet potato, beans and quinoa. A healthy and tasty meal.
Prep time: 20 minutes
4 servings
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  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 oregano
  • 1/2 tsp smoked garlic powder optional
  • 2 tsp rose harissa paste
  • 5 ripe tomatoes chopped
  • 2 cups/500ml veg stock
  • 1 courgette chopped into cubes
  • 1 sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into cubes
  • 1 organic peppers chopped
  • 1 can butter beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 pack British Quinoa lemon and herb
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • Juice 1/2 lime

For the toppings

  • Coriander
  • 1 avocado sliced


  • Add the oil to your saucepan on a medium heat, then add in the onion. Fry for 8-10 minutes until soft. Add in the garlic and spices and cook for a further few minutes, then add in the veg to your pan and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Next, add the harissa paste and stir to combine.
  • Then add in the veg, stock and simmer for 10 minutes. Covered.
  • Add the beans and quinoa, stir and cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper, then add the maple syrup and lime.
  • Stir in coriander to serve.
  • Top with sliced avocado.
  • Serve with hummus & flatbreads.
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