Chickpea Quinoa Salad

This easy vegan salad is perfect for summer travel or potlucks.  It is colorful, flavorful and full of fiber and plant-based protein.  I love to eat it plain but it can also be enjoyed in a salad or wrap of any kind (gluten-free wraps, collard greens, lettuce wraps etc.).  I love to make a batch to keep me fueled for long summer outings with my family.  It travels well since it is meat-free so you don’t have to worry too much about the heat.  This recipe is very forgiving so feel free to swap whatever veggies you have on hand.  Sometimes I add shredded carrots, green onions, shallots or even diced green apples.  You can also leave out the quinoa and just double up on the chickpeas.

I hope this recipe inspires you to to try out chickpea salad.  If you give this recipe a try, please let me know by leaving a comment and rating it! And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it @eatingbyelaine and #eatingbyelaine so I can see!

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Chickpea Quinoa Salad


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x

Description

An easy and flavorful vegan salad full of plant-based protein and fiber. It is crunchy and satisfying in a wrap, sandwich or all by itself!


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Ingredients

  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 6 radishes, diced
  • 1/3 cup fresh chives, diced
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon vegan mayo
  • 1 teaspoon agave
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 lemon juiced

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, mash the chickpeas with a potato masher. You don’t want to over mash them. To create a nice texture, it works well to leave some whole and some mashed.
  2. Add all other ingredients and stir well to combine.
  3. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to five days. Serve chilled on gluten-free bread, wraps or crackers. This salad can also be enjoyed plain or wrapped in collard greens or lettuce wraps.

  • Category: Lunch

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