"If you are looking for a balanced vegetarian meal that is easy to make but full of flavor, then I recommend this earthy, yet tangy chickpea and quinoa salad." — cara
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dry garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
uncooked quinoa, rinsed
chopped fresh parsley
sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
This is a good base for a quinoa salad. The flavors of the dressing are nice. Great with added veggies like tomato, cucumber, grated carrot. I just used a can of chickpeas since I didn't have time to cook them and this whipped up in just 15 minutes (prepared everything else while cooking the quinoa and ate it warm).
The sauce is a VERY strong acidic flavor
I loved this salad! Added some chopped red pepper for colour. Also used a 19 oz can of chickpeas instead of going to the trouble of cooking dried chickpeas.
This is very good but you have to like Tahini to enjoy this as it is a major part of the dressing. The fresh lemon really brightens this. I used a minced red onion in lieu of the shallot as I didn't have one. I would probably add some celery, carrots and cherry tomatoes to this next time foer a bit more crunch and color. Thanks, Cara!
This is a rich, filling, and very easy dish. I added mint because it goes well with these flavors and I had some I needed to use up. The only change I'd make in the future is to use more quinoa, because it was a bit bean-heavy for my taste.
Loved this salad. Followed recipe as is and ate it for lunch for an entire week!
Excellent!! I LOVE lemon, tahini, quinoa, parsley and chickpeas, so this was fantastic to me! My husband and I both really enjoyed this, though I did add a bit of water to the dressing to thin it out a bit more. I also used canned chickpeas as I had them open already, maybe about a cup's worth! Yummy :)
By coincidence I ended up making this recipe last night, as I trying to figure out what to do with some leftover quinoa and what I had around the house. I also ended up using canned chickpeas (ready to go!) and added some halved cherry tomatoes, some flax seeds and some grilled chicken for extra protein. A definite keeper! :-)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chickpea and Quinoa Salad with Lemon and Tahini
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 92
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