Quinoa Chickpea Salad

Quinoa Salad with ChickpeasSalads make it possible to diversify dishes more so that healthy eating does not become boring. Plus, salad is a great way to increase your intake of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients.

This dish combines quinoa and chickpeas, foods rich in fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals.


  • 1 cup of quinoa (200 g)
  • 2 glasses of water (500 ml)
  • 1 ½ cups of boiled chickpeas (300 g)
  • chopped fresh parsley (50 g)
  • 1 ½ cups of chopped spinach (300 g)
  • chopped fresh cilantro (50 g)
  • chopped green onion (65 g)
  • feta cheese (65 g)
  • pumpkin seeds (to taste)

Ingredients for dressing:

  • ¼ cup olive oil (40 ml)
  • 4 tablespoons of lemon juice (40 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of tahini (30 g)
  • 1 large chopped clove of garlic
  • ½ teaspoon of fine sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)


  1. First, rinse the quinoa in a sieve.
  2. Then pour it into a pot of water.
  3. Cook on medium heat and then reduce the heat.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes.
  5. After that, remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 5 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, toast the pumpkin seeds for 3-5 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Put them in a salad bowl and let them cool for a few minutes.

For the salad dressing:

  1. Place all dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Taste and add more salt or lemon if needed.
  3. When the quinoa is ready, pour it into a large bowl and add the chickpeas, spinach, parsley, cilantro, green onions, feta cheese, and toasted seeds.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well.

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