Chickpea Quinoa Salad
Updated: Sep 7, 2018
This dish is a protein packed powerhouse! Enjoy the refreshing flavors of garlic, lemon, and tahini paired with a sweet, crunchy, and colorful vegetable base. It can be a meal by itself, a simple side, or a crowd pleasing dish to pass.
Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes
2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed (or 3 cups cooked chickpeas)
2 cups cooked red quinoa
2 carrots, shredded
1 red pepper, diced
1 small red onion, finely diced
2 cups kale, finely chopped
½ cup golden raisins (or any raisin you prefer)
Lemon Tahini Dressing:
½ cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
¼ cup water
2 garlic cloves
½ teaspoon sea salt
1. Place the veggie ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
2. Blend the dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
3. Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and toss gently. Serve cold.