Chickpea Quinoa Salad – Crunchy Creamy Candy

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

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Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas

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

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

Elements:

  • quinoa: cooked and cooled; comply with 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 want purple onion in salads however use what you want
  • parsley: may be substituted with cilantro
  • lime juice: provides contemporary citrus taste to the dressing
  • honey: simply the correct amount of sweetness within the dressing
  • olive oil: the additional virgin is prefered
  • salt and pepper: to style

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Tips on how to make chickpea quinoa salad?

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

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  • Combine dressing elements in a small bowl.

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  • Mix all elements collectively.
  • Serve straight away or chill within the fridge till able to serve.

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Storing 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 maintain 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 maintain 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 reduce into cubes or crumbled to the combination.

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Chickpea Quinoa Salad

This Chickpea Quinoa Salad is filled with contemporary veggies and tossed with easy citrus French dressing. That is a simple and wholesome lunch for busy days, particularly should 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

Elements 

 

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 purple 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 

  • Prepare dinner quinoa based on directions on the bag. I exploit my On the spot Pot to make it. As soon as carried out, 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 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 maintain 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 diet worth can differ relying on what product you utilize. The knowledge under is an estimate. All the time use a calorie counter you might be accustomed to.

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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