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Healthy Lemony Chickpeas Quinoa Salad

 

This yummy high protein quinoa salad with zesty lemon and chickpeas is easy to make and healthy meal for those who want something healthy. Step it up with crushed red pepper for the hint of spice!
What You Need?
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 full lime juice
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup cucumber diced
  • 1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
Directions:
Step 1:

Cook quinoa: wash quinoa and drain. Boil 2 cups of water and pour washed quinoa and cook with closed lid till all the water gets absorbed. Turn off the heat to let it cool.

Step 2:

Make salad dressing: Whisk 1/4 cup olive oil, juice of one lemon, 2 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper in a bowl.

Step 3:

Mix together: Mix 1 cup cucumber diced, 1& 1/2 cup cherry tomato, 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)rinsed and drained, 1/2 cup cilantro with cooked quinoa. Pour the salad dressing and mix well. Add lemon juice as per taste and our healthy quinoa Salad is ready.

Vary ingredients like crushed red pepper, lemon juice, salt as per the taste buds and even add lemon zest to bring the aroma up!

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