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Quinoa Chickpea Salad Bowl with Fresh Basil, Avocado & Feta

Updated: Mar 6, 2023


This salad bowl is the perfect lunch, or even dinner for a hot summer day. The fresh, crunchy vegetables, juicy tomatoes and salty feta is the perfect combination.

It's a meal in a bowl! It tastes so delicious, you won't even know it's good for you.










Serves 5-6

Quinoa Chickpea Salad Bowl with Fresh Basil
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Ingredients

Dressing

4 tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp red wine vinegar

2 tsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp granulated sugar

1 tsp each of dried basil and oregano

½ tsp garlic powder

½ each salt and pepper


Salad

2/3 cups quinoa

2 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 handful cherry tomatoes, halved

½ of an English cucumber, diced

1 bell pepper, diced

2 green onion, diced

1 handful spinach or kale, chopped

1 avocado, chopped

Fresh basil leaves, chopped

Black olives (optional)

½ cup feta cheese (optional)


Instructions

1. Cook quinoa according to package. For extra flavour try boiling in soup broth instead of water.

2. Meanwhile, whisk ingredients for dressing in a bowl or shake in a jar.

3. Prepare all other ingredients.

4. Mix salad ingredients and dressing in a large mixing bowl.

6. Enjoy!


Substitutions

  • you can swap out any of the vegetables for other vegetables you have on hand - try shredded carrots or beets, celery, coleslaw mix or shaved fennel.

  • if you don't have fresh basil, that's okay, you can omit it or substitute for any other fresh herb you have like cilantro or parsley.




Recipe by Janine LaForte, RD

REAL LIFE NUTRITION


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Tina McKenzie
Tina McKenzie
06. jun. 2021


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Janine LaForte
Janine LaForte
06. jun. 2021
Svarer

That looks delicious! It's a great summer meal! Thanks for sharing 😊

Lik

Tina McKenzie
Tina McKenzie
06. jun. 2021

I made this yesterday. Soooo good!! I omitted the spinach/kale, and cut up vine tomatoes. Question. Your directions mention yogurt for the dressing, but the ingredients do not list it.

Lik
Tina McKenzie
Tina McKenzie
06. jun. 2021
Svarer

Oooh!! I like that. Since I made the whole recipe for two people, I will experiment. thank you for responding!!

Lik
Janine LaForte, RD
Culinary Dietitian
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