Chickpea Quinoa Stir Fry

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Stir Fry’s are a great way to add extra veggies to your meal. When don’t use oil so when I say, “stir fry” I don’t mean I’m frying anything. This Chickpea Quinoa Stir Fry is oil-free and delicious. Even my two year old gobbled it up and continued to steal it off of my plate long after his was eaten.

I think the unexpected but delicious pineapple brings it to a whole new level. If you can’t get fresh pineapple you can use mango.

Chickpea Quinoa Stir Fry is vegan (plant-based) and gluten-free.

When making stir frys, ok most things I cook, measurements are just guidelines based on what I like and what veggies we have available. Feel free to alter the ingredients or measurements to suit your families taste.

Chickpea Quinoa Stir Fry

Chickpea Quinoa Stir Fry
  • ½ cup of an onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cut cauliflower
  • ½ c sliced mushrooms
  • 2 ribs of celery, sliced
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 to 2 cups quinoa
  • 1 to 3 Tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce) to taste
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
  1. Cook onion through celery in a skillet on medium heat. Adding water and stirring as food sticks.
  2. Once veggies are cooked but still "tender-crisp" add the cooked chickpeas, cooked quinoa, and Braggs and mix together.
  3. Add the diced pineapple and fold it in gently.


This is a great dinner meal and also works well as leftovers the next day. The sweetness of the pineapple plays well with the variety of veggies. This meal is naturally gluten-free if made with Tamari or Braggs Liquid Aminos. Soy sauce contains gluten so you shouldn’t use it if you are intolerant or allergic.

This makes 2-3 servings with some leftovers. We usually enjoy multiple servings.

Check out my other great recipes on my Recipe Page, including this oil-free fried rice.

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  1. Loved this. I left out the pineapple, added a little sriracha sauce, and cooked my quinoa in vegetable broth for a little extra flavor. Will definitely make again. Thanks!

  2. I like the addition of quinoa to this! 🙂 Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    The party starts tonight! Can’t wait to see what you bring this week!

    Cindy from

  3. Just a quick note, that I featured this recipe as one of my favorites this week! Thanks for linking up and looking forward to see what you share this week 🙂 Cindy

  4. I just made this for the family…very tasty with beautiful presentation. I did add a little gluten free teriyaki sauce for some additional flavor, which nicely complemented the pineapple.

    • Teriyaki sauce it a great addition. I have to be careful with my little guys allergies so I unusually keep it kind of plain but now he can’t have pineapple either. I think mango would be a fun surprise in this stir fry too!
      Thanks for writing! Happy Eating!

  5. why don’t the pictures print with the recipes?

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