Quinoa and Chickpea Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

Quinoa and Chickpea Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

  • Prep Time Icon prep time: 15 mins 
  • Cook Time Icon cook time: 10 mins 
  • Prep Time Icon prep time: 15 mins 
  • Cook Time Icon cook time: 10 mins 

Quinoa and Chickpea Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

  • Prep : 15 mins
  • Cooking : 10 mins
  • Serves : 4

Ingredients

Serves 4
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1⅓ cups quinoa, rinsed until the water runs clear
  • 1 can (8 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped red onion
  • Juice of ½ large lime
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1⅓ cups quinoa, rinsed until the water runs clear
  • 1 can (8 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped red onion
  • Juice of ½ large lime
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

Step 1.

Bring the stock to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Stir in the quinoa and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until most of the liquid has been absorbed, 10 to 12 minutes. Turn off the heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and let cool.

Step 2.

Meanwhile, combine the chickpeas, celery, roasted peppers, and onion in a medium bowl. Add the cooled quinoa and toss to mix.

Step 3.

Put the lime juice in a small bowl and gradually whisk in the oil in a slow, steady stream. Whisk in the honey, salt, and ancho powder.

Step 4.

Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Divide among salad plates and scatter on the cilantro.

Tip: The dressing can be made up to two days ahead and kept refrigerated. For the best flavor, dress the salad and let it sit for 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition (Per Serving)

  • 447 calCalories
  • 14 gProtein
  • 59 gCarbohydrates
  • 15 gFat
  • 0 mgCholesterol
  • 1105 mgSodium
  • 6 gDietary Fiber