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Healthy Moroccan Salad recipe with Chickpea and Quinoa

Moroccan Salad with Quinoa and Chickpeas


  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 1x

Description

Healthy Moroccan Salad recipe with Chickpea and Quinoa . Plant based and rich in protein. Great for meal prep too!


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup to 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2/3 cup chickpeas (canned/drained chickpeas or pre roasted if you can find them)
    • toss fresh chickpeas in a pinch of ground turmeric, pepper, sea salt, and ginger (optional, but delicious.)
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion (red onion or green work best)
  • 46 cups leafy greens
  • 2/3 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup crumbled or cubed feta cheese (about 1 ounce)
  • 4 figs (dried or fresh) or pitted dated (sliced or diced)
  • 1 cup diced carrot or zucchini
  • 1/2 to 1 ounce pistachios

Dressing and garnishes:

  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 2  tbsp balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • Lemon + splash of juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp each ground paprika and cumin,
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 c chopped parsley leaves (fresh)
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint (or 3 mint leaves)

Instructions

  1. First, prepare your quinoa according to package. Fluff with fork and set aside.
  2. Rinse your chickpeas (if using canned) and then toss them with pinch of turmeric, ginger, and pepper. Mix together with cooked quinoa.
  3. Next, layer your salad. Greens, grains, vegetables, figs, feta, chickpeas, onion, pistachio and so on.
  4. Whisk together honey, 1/3 cup olive oil, 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar, and remaining dressing spices.
  5. Pour over salad and toss. Mix in your chopped parsley.
  6. Add a splash of lemon and lemon slices to garnish.
  7. Fresh Mint on top to garnish (chopped or whole)
  8. Serve immediately or cover and place in fridge for up to 2 days. For longer storage or meal prep, keep the dressing separate until ready to serve.

Notes

  • Optional protein to toss in or layer on top of salad – grilled chicken, prosciutto, salmon, seared lamb, etc.
  • Category: salad
  • Method: mix
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: salad, chickpea salad, quinoa, gluten free, vegetarian, moroccan, mediterranean, healthy, gluten free

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