Quinoa and Garbanzo Bean Salad

Ready in 40 minutes

Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Light, refreshing, and delicious, this is a perfect vegetarian entr?e for a warm afternoon. It is best made ahead to let the flavors blend. The quinoa can also be cooked in a rice cooker.

"This is really tasty even if you use dried seasonings. I loved it :)"

- Susantarheel

Top-ranked recipe named "Quinoa and Garbanzo Bean Salad"

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1 1/2 c. Water
3/4 cup quinoa
1 tbsp. Extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 c. Onion; chopped
1/2 cup poblano pepper; diced
1/2 cup scallions; approx. 3 sliced green onions
3/4 cup chickpeas; canned
2 tbsp. Lemon juice
1/2 tsp. Chili powder
1/2 tsp. oregano; fresh
1 tsp. parsley; fresh minced
1/2 tsp. Sea salt
2 tbsp. Extra-virgin olive oil

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Bring water to a boil. Add quinoa and stir. Turn down heat to low. Cover. Simmer covered 25-30 minutes, until all water is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Cool cooked quinoa. Drain canned chickpeas and rinse. Heat oil in a medium skillet. saute onion and pepper over medium heat for 2 to 5 minutes or until onion is slightly soft. In a large bowl, mix thoroughly onion-pepper mixture, green onions, cooked quinoa, and chickpeas. Dressing: In a small bowl, add lemon juice, chili powder, oregano, parsley, and salt. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Pour dressing over quinoa-chickpea mixture. Gently mix until dressing thoroughly covers all the salad.


BigOven Tip: Easily make this ahead of time! Dress the salad right before mealtime.


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This is really tasty even if you use dried seasonings. I loved it :)
Susantarheel 1 year ago
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stevensonmunro 4 years ago
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