Lemon Quinoa Cilantro Chickpea Salad

chickpea Quinoa Salad -1I had this refreshing salad at work yesterday. It is zesty and a very versatile salad. Get creative with the grains, greens and beans you use.

Lemon Quinoa Cilantro Chickpea Salad Recipe

By kimmy Published: January 23, 2014

  • Yield: 6-8 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Ready In: 35 mins

Calories: 225 | Fat: 17g | Protein: 9.2g | Carbs: 27g | Fibre: 9.5g | WW Points: 7



  1. Make your quinoa first. Soak the quinoa in a pot in the veggie broth for about 15 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium high and let the quinoa come to a boil. Once it boils, reduce heat again to medium/low and let quinoa simmer.
  3. Stir every so often, and cook quinoa for about 20-25 minutes just until the liquid absorbs. You don't want it completely dried out, so when there is just a TINY amount of liquid left in the pot, remove it from heat and put a lid on it. Set it aside.
  4. Chop the rest of the veggies and combine dressing ingredients.
  5. Toss everything with the dressing and serve well chilled.
By |2014-01-23T14:56:07+00:00January 23rd, 2014|Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian|

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Hello and thanks for popping by! My name is Kim and I love to cook low carbs recipes, desserts, salads and soups. I am always on the hunt for new recipes to make over. My husband Paul was diagnosed with slow onset Type 1 diabetes (LADA) over 5 years ago so we were forced to change the way we did things when it came to cooking. We have always been a healthy and active family. I play soccer, we both run 3-4 times per week and walk 5km most week days after dinner. Our kids play soccer and rugby and are no strangers to a healthy lifestyle. Spending time in the kitchen is always time well spent in my humble opinion and I love to share my cooking successes with you here. There may be hiccups along the way but we keep going and I hope our passion for food translates to your kitchen. Feel free to explore and remember to check us out on Face Book, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.

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