Colourful veggies, filling chickpeas and a kick of spice make this a perfect throw-together dinner.

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Serves: 4

Ingredients

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What to do

  • 1. Heat the olive oil in a flameproof casserole dish or a large, deep frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and capsicum and cook for 3 minutes until softened.

  • 2. Add the quinoa, chickpeas, tomatoes, corn, chilli flakes, cumin and 2 cups of water and stir well to combine. Increase the heat to medium–high and cook, covered, for 15 minutes until the quinoa is tender.

  • 3. Transfer the quinoa mixture to a serving dish, if necessary.

  • 4. Finish with a squeeze of lime juice and a sprinkling of coriander and serve with the mashed avocado on the side.

  • 5. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3−4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

  • Recipe and image extracted from The Busy Mum's Guide to Weight Loss on a Budget by Rhian Allen. Published by Plum, RRP $34.99. Photography: Chris Middleton

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