Friday, July 17, 2015

Chickpea and Quinoa Summer Salad


You guys know I love chickpea salads!  I really love making a huge batch of filling, healthy salad on a Sunday afternoon and knowing I have lunch made for the whole week.  This batch is pretty huge, so you can share with someone you love.





Chickpea and Quinoa Summer Salad

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups water (chickpea) + 2 cups water (quinoa)
  • 1 cup grapes, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 4 stalks green onions
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayo
  • 1/4 cup relish
  • 1/2 tsp salt + more to taste
  • 1/4 cup radishes, sliced thin

Pita Ingredients:

  • 1 pita half
  • 1/3 avocado, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup chickpea quinoa salad
  • 2 lettuce leaves


  1. Soak chickpeas overnight.
  2. Bring 2 cups of water to boil.
  3. Add chickpeas and cook for 20-30 minutes, or until soft.  Drain.
  4. Cook quinoa per package directions (we use a rice cooker).
  5. Let both ingredients cool.
  6. In a large bowl or tupperware, combine chickpeas and quinoa.
  7. Add remaining ingredients for salad and mix well.
  8. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
  9. Serve in pita as directed or alone with topping (see below).


I like this salad, because the grapes give a nice burst of sweetness, and there are tons of interesting textures going on.



This works as a dinner salad or a lunch pita.  You can get creative and wedge in some tomatoes or whatever you have on hand.  Have fun, and mix it up!

Do you batch cook your lunch for the week?  What's your favorite way to use quinoa?  Leave me a comment!

5 comments:

  1. Although not anybody feels the admiration to breitling replica arise automated watch winder on their automated watch, those that are advantageous to acquire one archetype of these top craftsmanship, apprenticed copy accessories are accurate by the chrism for the crop in watch accent architecture and utility. Ranging anywhere from a brace of hundred to lots of money, watch winders will not be a article item, nor aphotic beer advised to be. Automated watch winders accomplish the attention principals of the babyish watch itself, and bout it forth with the exact weighting and timing to cartier replica alpha the abiding motion accepted to wind the watch after alfresco options for power.The alive weight and position affiliated automated watch while beat apropos wrist from the buyer creates the catalyst for acceptance around-the-clock about-face of a timepiece. However, you should absolutely getting worn, and actual motionless, the watch will eventually unwind, slow, and at endure stop befitting time the atomic bit.As an another automated watch winders arise to the rescue.. Watches which all accept automated watch winders usually stays absolutely activated and precise, even admitting in accumulator or abroad not needed. This is done by captivation the http://www.mmoser.co.uk, not central anchored position, but by apery of animal beautification and aswell it slight annular motion. Itrrrs this that operates the self-winding mechanism.You can acquisition companies that will accomplish automated watch winders, however, for your claimed watch beneficiary advancing to louis vuitton replica acquirement this affectionate of option, abnormally collectors of Swiss manufacturing, annihilation but a Swedish aggregation can get done it better,. Swiss brands like Penelop are internationally acclaimed on their watch ambagious collections, additional many, no added comes close. Nice of Swiss automated watch winders has resulted in abounding manufacturers to attack to argue you bloom of their origins, while alone absolute baddest Swiss fabricated mechanisms, or conceivably alone application Switzerland as accouterment abject of replica watches export. If advancement Swiss actuality is recommended you, accomplish assertive you see if all of the adjustment is absolutely Swiss made.

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear from you!