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Lemony Quinoa and Chickpea Salad with Crunchy Vegetables

Posted by Peggy on March 25, 2012

Lemony Quinoa and Chickpea Salad with Crunchy Vegetables
Recipe: Lemony Quinoa with Chickpeas and Veggies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (1 juicy lemon)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2-1 cup fresh chopped or torn basil
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (1. 15 ounce can)
  • 1 cup sliced radishes
  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 4 cups raw greens such as mache, baby spinach or arugula
  • Crumbled feta,optional

Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions, and cool.
  2. Make a vinaigrette by whisking lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic together.
  3. Stir basil, chick peas, radishes, cucumber, greens and quinoa into salad. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Top with feta, if using, and serve.

Time: 25 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 4 main course salads

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