One Pot Green Lentil and Quinoa Curry ★★★★★1 review

A nourishing protein-packed one pot vegan meal by Nicola. It's pretty easy getting enough protein on a vegan diet, especially when using legumes and quinoa in the same dish!

Serves 4 | Prep time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 30 mins


  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 tsp ginger, crushed
  • 2 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 large (approx 600g) butternut pumpkin, diced
  • 1 tin tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tin coconut milk
  • 500ml vegan stock
  • 500ml water
  • 4 Tbsp soy sauce (use Tamari for gluten-free option)
  • 150g green lentils, rinsed
  • 150g quinoa, rinsed
  • 400g tofu, diced
  • 1 green capsicum (bell pepper), diced
  • handful of spinach, chopped
  • a squeeze of lemon to serve


  1. Sauté the red onion for 5 minutes then add the ginger, garlic, curry powder, paprika, coriander and cumin. Cook for 30 seconds.
  2. Then add the diced butternut pumpkin, canned tomatoes, coconut milk, stock, water, soy sauce, lentils and quinoa and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  3. Then add in the tofu, capsicum and simmer for another 15 minutes or until the lentils are cooked.
  4. Stir in some chopped spinach and a squeeze of lemon to serve!

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Guest Blogger Nicola – Veggie Nerd

My name is Nicola. I am a physiotherapist working in the emergency department of a busy Melbourne hospital. I'm also a mum of two young kids, a very enthusiastic Crossfitter and occasional distance runner. See all recipes by Nicola

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    9 February 2022