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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 should 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 uninterested in lettuce-based salads and want one thing completely different, quinoa salad matches the invoice. It is easy to organize 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 easy honey lime dressing is all you want as a last contact.

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

Substances:

Ingredients for the chickpea quinoa salad on a gray background.
  • quinoa: cooked and cooled; comply with my recipe for 1-Minute Immediate 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
  • 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 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 minimize into cubes or crumbled to the combination.
Quinoa salad in a wooden bowl.

Easy methods 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 components in a small bowl.
Dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Mix all components collectively.
  • Serve immediately 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 preserve it within the fridge for as much as 4 days.

How ought to I retailer leftovers?

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

What can I substitute rather than quinoa on this salad?

You should use orzo, bulgur or brown rice rather than quinoa.

Extra salad recipes:

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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 filled with recent 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

Substances 

 

Directions 

  • Prepare dinner quinoa in accordance with directions on the bag. I take advantage of my Immediate Pot to make it. As soon as completed, 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 components.

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

  • Serve immediately or chill within the fridge.

Notes

  • This salad is ideal for meal prep. Toss it collectively and preserve it within the fridge for as much as 4 days.
  • You should use orzo, bulgur or brown rice rather than quinoa.
  • Please be aware, that the vitamin worth can differ relying on what product you utilize. The knowledge under is an estimate. At all times use a calorie counter you’re aware of.

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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