Herbed Quinoa & Chickpea Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Herbed Quinoa & Chickpea Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing
Herbed Quinoa & Chickpea Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 35 min
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  • Summary

    This fresh, herbed quinoa and chickpea salad makes a satisfying lunch. It’s also a great side dish for holidays and potlucks. Recipe yields 2 large, meal-sized portions or 4 side salads (you could easily double or triple this recipe).

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed in a fine-mesh colander
    • 2 cups water
    • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained, or 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas
    • 1 ½ cups roughly chopped baby spinach
    • ½ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro (or additional parsley)
    • ? cup chopped green onion (green parts only)
    • ? cup crumbled feta
    • ? cup toasted pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds)
    • ¼ cup olive oil
    • 3 to 4 tablespoons lemon juice, to taste
    • 2 tablespoons tahini
    • 1 large clove garlic, pressed or minced
    • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
    • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 987 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 49 g 74.95%
    • Saturated Fat: 13 g 62.63%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 33 mg 11.12%
    • Sodium: 1029 mg 42.88%
    • Calcium: 830 mg 83%
    • Potassium: 2097 mg 59.91%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 19 mg 104.39%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 125 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 40 g 160.43%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 40 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 6 g
    • Vitamin A 64.2%
    • Vitamin C 41.81%
    • Vitamin D 1.5%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat8
    • Exchange - Fruit4
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total4 oz-eq

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