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Chickpea Quinoa Salad – Crunchy Creamy Candy


This Chickpea Quinoa Salad is filled with recent veggies and tossed with easy citrus French dressing. That is a simple and wholesome lunch for busy days, particularly if you happen to meal prep!

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Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas

If you find yourself uninterested in lettuce-based salads and want one thing totally different, quinoa salad suits the invoice. It’s simple to arrange and lasts longer within the fridge. Excellent for meal prep! I mixed cooked quinoa with chickpeas, cucumber, and pink onion for a tasty mixture of flavors. The straightforward honey lime dressing is all you want as a ultimate contact.

Be at liberty to make use of this as a base and play with substances. Add extra veggies or substitute with what you’ve gotten available. I’m sharing extra choices under.

Substances:

  • quinoa: cooked and cooled; observe my recipe for 1-Minute Instantaneous Pot Quinoa for completely fluffy outcomes!
  • chickpeas: aka garbanzo beans, canned or cooked from dried beans
  • cucumbers: any you want; I used seedless mini cucumbers
  • onion: I desire pink onion in salads however use what you want
  • parsley: might be substituted with cilantro
  • lime juice: provides recent citrus taste to the dressing
  • honey: simply the correct quantity of sweetness within the dressing
  • olive oil: the additional virgin is prefered
  • salt and pepper: to style

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Find out how to make chickpea quinoa salad?

  • Cook dinner quinoa and funky fully. Chop veggies. Drain and rinse chickpeas.

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  • Combine dressing substances in a small bowl.

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  • Mix all substances collectively.
  • Serve instantly or chill within the fridge till able to serve.

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Storing leftovers:

Any leftovers needs to be saved in a container with a lid, within the fridge, for as much as 4 days. You may hold the dressing individually and add it to the salad simply earlier than serving.

Can this salad be made forward of time?

Completely! This salad is ideal for meal prep. Toss it collectively and hold it within the fridge for as much as 4 days.

Ingredient substitutions:

  • Use cooked orzo, bulgur, or brown rice rather than quinoa.
  • Use lemon French dressing or creamy Ranch dressing.
  • Add avocado, pomegranate perils, cherry tomatoes, candy corn, peas, or different veggies to the combination.
  • Add cooked and chopped hen breast or turkey breast.
  • Add feta cheese lower into cubes or crumbled to the combination.

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Extra salad recipes:

For extra recipes like this one, be at liberty to browse our salad class.

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Chickpea Quinoa Salad

This Chickpea Quinoa Salad is filled with recent veggies and tossed with easy citrus French dressing. That is a simple and wholesome lunch for busy days, particularly if you happen to meal prep!

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook dinner Time 1 min

Whole Time 16 minutes

Course Salad

Delicacies American

Servings 4 servings

Energy 516 kcal

Substances 

 

for the salad:

  • 1 cup raw quinoa
  • 15 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 small seedless cucumbers chopped
  • ½ small pink onion chopped
  • ½ cup loosely packed chopped parsley

for the dressing:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Directions 

  • Cook dinner quinoa in response to directions on the bag. I take advantage of my Instantaneous Pot to make it. As soon as achieved, fluff it with fork and let it cool fully.

  • Drain and rinse chickpeas. Place in a big mixing bowl.

  • Chop cucumbers and onion. Add to beans.

  • Chop parsley and add to salad.

  • In a small mixing bowl or a jar with lid, mix olive oil, lime juice, honey, salt and pepper. Whisk collectively or shake the jar to mix the substances.

  • Add quinoa to veggies, then drizzle dressing over all the things. Toss to mix.

  • Serve instantly or chill within the fridge.

Notes

  • This salad is ideal for meal prep. Toss it collectively and hold it within the fridge for as much as 4 days.
  • You should use orzo, bulgur or brown rice rather than quinoa.
  • Please observe, that the vitamin worth can fluctuate relying on what product you employ. The data under is an estimate. All the time use a calorie counter you’re accustomed to.

Diet

Energy: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 17g | Fats: 19g | Saturated Fats: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 4g | Monounsaturated Fats: 11g | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 851mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 831IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 6mg



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