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Favorite Quinoa Salad

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  • 1 cup quinoa (uncooked, rinsed in a fine-mesh colander)
  • 2 cups water
  • 15 oz. chickpeas (rinsed and drained, or 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas)
  • 1 cucumber (medium, seeded and chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (medium, chopped)
  • 3/4 cup red onion (chopped, from 1 small red onion)
  • 1 cup flat leaf parsley (finely chopped, from 1 large bunch)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (from 2 to 3 lemons)
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic (pressed or minced)
  • 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
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    Calories450Calories from Fat150
    Total Fat17g26%
    Saturated Fat2.5g13%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat150
    Total Carbohydrate62g21%
    Dietary Fiber10g40%
    Vitamin A45%
    Vitamin C120%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Helina Prükk 5 days ago
    It was really delicious. Loved the lemon acidity in here.
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    Donna Gettings 2 months ago
    Delicious, I used 2 cans of Garbanzo beans and went heavy on the parsley.
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    Andrea Hess 2 months ago
    My husband doesn't like chickpeas so I used kidney beans instead. I added celery & dried cranberries to the salad. For the dressing, I added a tablespoon of dijon mustard. The salad turned out great! Next time I might add tofu.
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    Tutu Ro 3 months ago
    Winner winner quinoa for dinner! Plenty of flavor, protein, and freshness!
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    Conley 3 months ago
    Lovely recipe! Used edamame beans instead of chickpeas.
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    Jen B 5 months ago
    Delicious! Refreshing dressing, filling with the quinoa.
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    Jackie Porter 7 months ago
    Great I did make some substitutes according to what I had on hand and it still turned out great! Loved it
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    Linda 8 months ago
    This salad has become a staple in our house. We are watching our weight and this salad is great. I use chopped curly kale instead of parsley, lite olive oil, cherry tomatoes cut in half, pinto, black, navy or garbanzo beans and the salad is great! Took it to a party and everyone raved about it. Because the kale stands up to moisture, this salad lasts a week in the fridge.
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    Laurie Burrell a year ago
    Didn’t have the chickpeas or red pepper, added fresh mozarella and fresh basil instead with fresh tomato. Delish!
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    sarah recko a year ago
    Love this recipe. I’ve remade it a couple of times already. I switched the chickpeas to pinto beans for personal taste. And used cilantro instead of parsley
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    sihui li a year ago
    The recipe turns out okay, I find it a little harder to eat.
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    Deborah Dewdney a year ago
    Very good I’ll definitely make it again
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    Kristin Kidd a year ago
    My family loved it! We rarely eat quinoa so it was a great surprise! Will make it again!
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    Dalmia a year ago
    I made this today , and it was delish. Very subtle flavour, the family enjoyed it.
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    y o a year ago
    I’m not quick with salads because there are so any ingredients, but it turned out very tasty!
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    Alicia O a year ago
    Delicious, I too added edamame! Makes more than 4 servings in my opinion.
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    Daniels 2 years ago
    A great recipe. I added feta cheese, extra red wine vinegar, edemame, and black olives.
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    Kiera Eversley 2 years ago
    very tasty i added roasted corn , lettuce vinegrette to it
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    Avsy 2 years ago
    Delicious! Would definitely make it again
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    Linda 2 years ago
    Good recipe my husband loved it. I appreciated the quinoa tutorial
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    AlBert 2 years ago
    So good!! I didn’t have peppers, but I threw in some cauliflower I had and it worked perfectly! A great one to throw in whatever fresh veg you have 😊 (I also added feta)
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    Katie M. 2 years ago
    It was great! Easy and quick. I added a little cayenne and feta too. Yum.
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    Pina Diana 2 years ago
    07-29-2020, used tri colour quinoa, chopped cabbage, red onion, edamame, carrot. Followed the cooking instructions, quinoa was light and fluffy
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    Ojass Narawane 3 years ago
    Tasted great. Very healthy. A little mild for my taste. Would recommend some additional seasoning.
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    Park 4 years ago
    I love this salad. Really easy to make, and I've substituted black beans for the chickpeas and still turns out great.
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    Thierry Thierry 4 years ago
    the recipe has a good flavor but a bit "starchi'
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    Sarah Negrin 5 years ago
    I added paprika to the dressing and it was great!