Quinoa and Chickpea Salad

Are you looking for a healthy and satisfying meal that’s easy to make and bursting with flavor? Look no further than this delicious quinoa and chickpea salad recipe! Packed with protein, fiber, and fresh vegetables, this salad is both nutritious and delicious. The quinoa provides a hearty base, while the chickpeas add a satisfying crunch and the vegetables bring a burst of color and flavor. Tossed in a simple, homemade dressing, this salad is the perfect way to fuel your body and your taste buds. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy lunch, a tasty side dish, or a healthy main course, this quinoa and chickpea salad is sure to become a new favorite in your recipe collection.


1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
1 cucumber, chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste


Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh strainer and transfer it to a medium pot. Add water and bring to a boil over high heat.

Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.

Fluff quinoa with a fork and transfer to a large bowl.

Add chickpeas, red bell pepper, red onion, cucumber, parsley, and mint to the bowl with quinoa.

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pour dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator for up to 4 hours.

Enjoy your delicious and healthy quinoa and chickpea salad!

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