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Chickpea & Quinoa Salad

Chickpeas,  quinoa, and almonds combine together to give you a super-dooper, protein-packed salad. Marinating the chickpeas first is the key to the vibrant flavors in this hearty Chickpea & Quinoa Salad.

ChickpeaQuinoaSalad1In a large bowl whisk dressing ingredients together, then add chickpeas and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Spread out on a baking sheet and allow to cool. Divide remaining ingredients up into 4-6 bowls, then drizzle with dressing (and chickpeas), tossing to coat.
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Chickpea & Quinoa Salad
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Serves: 6
Loaded with protein, you are sure to get your daily requirements from this simple salad!
Ingredients
  • 15 oz chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup red quinoa, cooked and cooled (or white quinoa)
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 6 cups salad greens
Dressing
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh Italian parsley
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl whisk dressing ingredients together, then add chickpeas and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Spread out on a baking sheet and allow to cool.
  3. Divide remaining ingredients up into 4-6 bowls, then drizzle with dressing (and chickpeas), tossing to coat.

 

3 Responses to Chickpea & Quinoa Salad

  1. Yolande November 2, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

    my daughter who has celiac is allergic to chic peas, tomatoes and nuts. What do you suggest to subitute?

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley November 3, 2014 at 11:27 am #

      In place of chickpeas, tomatoes nuts you could add: beans (cannelli, pinto, or black beans), cucumber, sunflour seeds…really anything goes. Just think of this as a normal salad, and add in the stuff she likes.

  2. Emilio July 29, 2015 at 6:34 am #

    Can’t wait to try it. Looking forward to more recipes

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