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Tuscan White Bean Quinoa Skillet

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes (+Rest Time)
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Vegan


Simple, yet flavorful, this nourishing, oil-free Tuscan White Bean Quinoa Skillet is packed with beans, tomatoes, spinach, and quinoa.



Base Ingredients:

  • 1 medium yellow onion, fine dice
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 – [ 15.5 oz. can ] cannellini beans, drained and rinsed *
  • ¾ cup low-sodium vegetable broth *
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari *
  • 1 – [ 14.5 oz. can ] petite diced tomatoes, drained and rinsed

Herb/Spice Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoons dried minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon Italian Seasonings
  • ¼ teaspoon dried crushed thyme leaves *
  • pinch to ½ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *

Other Ingredients:

  • ½ cup dry quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups baby spinach (or kale), chopped


  1. Place the Herb/Spice Ingredients into a small bowl, mix well. Set aside.
  2. In a large ceramic/enamel lined skillet, Dutch oven, or non-stick skillet, add the onions, sauté over medium-high heat for approximately 7 to 9 minutes to soften.Add a splash of water or broth to prevent sticking and burning.
  3. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  4. Add all the remaining Base Ingredients and the Herb/Spice Mix, stir well, then bring to a boil, add the rinsed quinoa, stir to incorporate. Then reduce to a simmer, cover with a tight-fitting lid and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. After 15 minutes, add the baby spinach, fluff the quinoa mixture, remove from the stove and cover again for 15 minutes.Serve and enjoy.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used. 

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Serving: 4