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Quinoa salad with tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, herbs and olives in a gray bowl.
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Quinoa Chickpea Salad

This bright and colorful quinoa chickpea salad is packed with vegetables and flavored with an easy lemon vinaigrette. Great for plant based dinners or sides.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Salads, Side Dishes
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Plant Based, Quinoa Chickpea Salad, Quinoa Salad, Vegan
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 225.4kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa (uncooked)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (14 oz.) can chickpeas drained & rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups English cucumber cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 bell pepper (red, yellow or orange) cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) quartered kalamata olives
  • 3 tablespoons minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 5 basil leaves thinly sliced
  • 5 mint leaves thinly sliced

Dressing:

Instructions

  • Pour the quinoa into a fine mesh sieve and rinse well under cold water. Transfer to a medium saucepan and add the water.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until all of the water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Fluff the quinoa with a fork, then spread it out on a large baking sheet to cool.
  • Transfer the cooled quinoa to a serving bowl. Stir in the chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumber, bel pepper, olives, parsley, basil and mint.
  • Add the dressing and stir to combine.
  • Serve, or cover and refrigerate.

Dressing:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, agave nectar, oregano, salt and pepper.

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Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 5 (Blue - Freestyle SP) / 6 (Green) / 3 (Purple)
Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I provide nutritional information for my recipes as a courtesy to my readers. It is calculated using the Sparks nutrition calculator and Weight Watchers points are calculated using the Recipe Builder on their site. While I attempt to provide information that is as accurate as possible, you should calculate the nutritional information independently before relying on it.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 225.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Sodium: 361.8mg | Fiber: 4.5g | Sugar: 2.2g