Quinoa & Chickpea Salad

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This quick and easy recipe is a no-brainer!

Searching for a salad as satisfying as it is delicious? Look no further! This wholesome, vegetarian-friendly Quinoa & Chickpea Salad spotlights quinoa and chickpeas, two superfoods that carry a boatload of health benefits. Yummy ingredients like chewy peas, juicy cherry tomatoes, fresh cucumber slices, and a grated carrot accompany the nutrient-rich salad base. This veggie blend is then dressed with a light and tangy vinaigrette – a fabulous finish to a colorful dish.

This Quinoa & Chickpea Salad makes a scrumptious side dish to any meal, but can also stand alone as a super substantial lunch. Quinoa and chickpeas pack in a great source of fiber and protein, essential nutrients that help you feel full for hours while stabilizing blood sugar levels and curbing cravings. This quick and easy recipe is a no-brainer!

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Quinoa & Chickpea Salad

This nutrient-rich salad is fantastic as both a side or main dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 8 people
Serving Size
Course Dinner, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


Quinoa Salad

  • 1 cup quinoa uncooked, pre-rinsed
  • 1 cup baby peas fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 15 ounces garbanzo beans can, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cucumber large, sliced into half circles
  • 1 carrot large, peeled and grated on the large holes of a cheese grater
  • 2 tablespoons chives finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons basil fresh, finely chopped


  • 1/4 cup parsley fresh, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • In a medium pot, add water and quinoa, bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to a low-boil, cover, and cook 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Allow quinoa to cool.
  • Whisk all ingredients for the vinaigrette together in a large bowl. Toss in cool quinoa and all other salad ingredients, toss to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 269mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords Gluten-Free, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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