Quinoa Chickpea Salad

quinoa chickpea salad

Do you eat chickpeas? Growing up I don't remember my mom using chickpeas in the kitchen. It wasn't till I met my in-laws and had dinner over at their house, I tried chickpeas for the first time. Ever since I have been loving chickpeas. 
 

Why should you incorporate chickpeas into your diet? 

Because chickpeas have healthy benefits. They help with weight-control, digestion, inflammation, cholesterol level, and help with blood, bone and heart health. Try chickpeas in a quinoa chickpea salad! 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 5 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1.  Combine 1 cup cooked quinoa, 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas, 5 sliced cherry tomatoes, chopped 1/4 of red onion, chopped avocado, 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley. 
  2. Dressing: Whisk together 2 teaspoons dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil. Stir in with quinoa, add salt to your taste. 

serves 4