Quinoa, Chickpea and Fresh Herb Salad

Quinoa, Chickpea and Fresh Herb Salad

This is one of those recipes that you can have as your meal, serve as a side, bring to a party, add grilled shrimp (you get the gist) because it’s just so damn versatile. It’s also vegan, gluten free, and tastes ridiculously fresh with all those herbs going on. I also forget I love dill. That or I think I used to tell myself I hated it? Either way, I was so wrong.

Shout out to my sister-in-law Lacey for introducing me to this one, and to Jenn from Once Upon A Chef for creating the original recipe. 🙂

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Quinoa, Chickpea and Fresh Herb Salad Quinoa, Chickpea and Fresh Herb Salad

Quinoa, Chickpea and Fresh Herb Salad
Serves 5
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of quinoa
  2. 2 cups of water
  3. 1 red pepper, diced
  4. 1 small cucumber, diced
  5. 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  6. 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh dill
  7. 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  8. 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  9. 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  10. 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  11. 1 teaspoon cumin
  12. Sea salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Bring the 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of water to a boil with a few dashes of sea salt.
  2. Cover, and simmer on low for 10-15 minutes until all the water is absorbed. Fluff.
  3. While the quinoa is cooking, add all of the rest of the ingredients to a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Stir in the cooked quinoa, mix through and then season with additional sea salt and pepper.
  5. Serve warm as is or cold. Do not reheat.
Adapted from Once Upon a Chef
Adapted from Once Upon a Chef
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