In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the rinsed Queens Quinoa and a pinch of salt. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let it sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked Queens Quinoa, cooked chickpeas, cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and fresh parsley.
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.
Pour the dressing over the quinoa and chickpea mixture. Gently toss to combine, ensuring all ingredients are coated with the dressing.
Divide the salad into serving bowls and enjoy it as a refreshing and nutritious meal!
This Queens Quinoa and Chickpea Salad is packed with plant-based protein, fiber, and essential nutrients. It's a great option for those looking to incorporate more whole grains and legumes into their diet. The combination of quinoa and chickpeas provides a balanced source of energy and keeps you feeling full and satisfied.
Who is this Recipe for?
This recipe is perfect for anyone seeking a healthy and flavorful plant-based meal option. It's suitable for vegetarians, vegans, and those looking to explore different ways to incorporate quinoa and chickpeas into their diet. Whether you're preparing a quick lunch or a light dinner, this salad is a versatile choice.
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"Quinoa ki khushboo, chickpea ka pyaar, mobile ki tarah, ek naya yaar. Sehat bhari rasile rang bhare, Khao is salad ko, harr dil ko pyaare."