Easy Quinoa Salad

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  • Published Nov 30th
  • Ready In45m
  • Servings6
  • Calories163
This is an absolutely delicious and refreshing quinoa salad that I'm sure everyone will enjoy. It's fast and easy to prepare. It can be served with falafel, fish, or chicken. Enjoy!

Easy Quinoa Salad Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Easy Quinoa Salad for 6 servings:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup rinsed canned chickpeas
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Easy Quinoa Salad Cooking Instructions

  • Prep25m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In45m

To cook Easy Quinoa Salad, you need about 25 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Easy Quinoa Salad is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Easy Quinoa Salad within 45 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Easy Quinoa Salad easily:

  1. 1 Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. 2 Combine chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, and parsley in a large bowl. Stir in cooled quinoa.
  3. 3 Mix lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, mint, salt, and pepper together in a separate small bowl. Pour over quinoa mixture; toss to combine.

Notes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can make this salad with lentils, barley, or rice instead of quinoa.
  • Speed cooling time by refrigerating quinoa after cooking, or make it the day before and refrigerate until needed.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 163 calories; 6 grams of fat; 23.3 grams of carbohydrates; 5.2 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 326 milligrams of sodium.

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