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Chickpea Quinoa Salad – Crunchy Creamy Candy

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Aug 12, 2022
Chickpea Quinoa Salad – Crunchy Creamy Candy


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This Chickpea Quinoa Salad is full of recent veggies and tossed with easy citrus French dressing. That is a straightforward and wholesome lunch for busy days, particularly when you meal prep!

Quinoa salad with chickpeas and cucumber in a wooden bowl on cream background.
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Why This Recipe Works

When you’re bored with lettuce-based salads and want one thing totally different, quinoa salad suits the invoice. It is easy to organize and lasts longer within the fridge. Good for meal prep!

I mixed cooked quinoa with chickpeas, cucumber, and crimson onion for a tasty mixture of flavors. The straightforward honey lime dressing is all you want as a ultimate contact.

Be happy to make use of this as a base and play with elements. Add extra veggies or substitute with what you have got readily available. I’m sharing extra choices beneath.

Components:

Ingredients for the chickpea quinoa salad on a gray background.
  • quinoa: cooked and cooled; observe my recipe for 1-Minute On the spot 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 choose crimson onion in salads however use what you want
  • lime juice: provides recent citrus taste to the dressing
  • honey: simply the correct amount of sweetness within the dressing

Ingredient Substitutions:

  • Use cooked orzo, bulgur, or brown rice instead of 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.
Quinoa salad in a wooden bowl.

Learn how to make chickpea quinoa salad?

  • Prepare dinner quinoa and funky utterly. Chop veggies. Drain and rinse chickpeas.
Ingredients for chickpea quinoa salad in a bowl.
  • Combine dressing elements in a small bowl.
Dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Mix all elements collectively.
  • Serve straight away or chill within the fridge till able to serve.
Salad with quinoa, chickpeas and cucumber in a mxing bowl.

Recipe FAQs

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.

How ought to I retailer leftovers?

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

What can I substitute instead of quinoa on this salad?

You should use orzo, bulgur or brown rice instead of quinoa.

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Quinoa salad with chickpeas and cucumber in a wooden bowl on cream background.

Chickpea Quinoa Salad

This Chickpea Quinoa Salad is full of recent veggies and tossed with easy citrus French dressing. That is a straightforward and wholesome lunch for busy days, particularly when you meal prep!

Prep Time 15 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 1 min

Complete Time 16 minutes

Course Salad

Delicacies American

Servings 4 servings

Energy 516 kcal

Components 

 

Directions 

  • Prepare dinner quinoa in accordance with directions on the bag. I exploit my On the spot Pot to make it. As soon as performed, fluff it with fork and let it cool utterly.

  • 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 elements.

  • Add quinoa to veggies, then drizzle dressing over the whole lot. Toss to mix.

  • Serve straight away 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 instead of quinoa.
  • Please observe, that the diet worth can fluctuate relying on what product you employ. The knowledge beneath is an estimate. At all times use a calorie counter you’re aware of.

Vitamin

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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