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Warm Quinoa and Chickpea Salad

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Makes: 6 servings Prep 10 mins Cook 12 mins View Nutrition Facts


  • 2 cups  quinoa
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon  salt plus a pinch
  • 2 tablespoons  fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon  black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • 1 15 1/2ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup  sliced or slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup  pitted black olives, sliced
  • 1/3 cup  diced red bell pepper
  • 1 package spinach or arugula leaves


1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil; add the quinoa and cook until just tender, about 12 minutes. Drain well.

2. Using the flat side of a knife, mash the garlic into a paste with the pinch of salt. Place in a large bowl and stir in the lemon juice, black pepper and remaining salt; whisk in the oil.

3. Add the cooked quinoa and the chickpeas, almonds, olives and bell pepper to the bowl and mix. Serve over the spinach or arugula leaves and drizzle with olive oil.

Warm Quinoa and Chickpea Salad
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limam11 wrote:

58 grams of CARBS, total 22 grams of FAT, total

1/28/2013 09:42:30 AM Report Abuse
limam11 wrote:

it's not 58 Grams of fat per serving, that must have been a typo: Nutrition facts per serving: Servings Per Recipe 6 Amount Per Serving cal.(kcal)482 Fat, total(g)22 sat. fat(g)3 carb.(g)58 fiber(g)10 pro.(g)14

1/28/2013 09:40:52 AM Report Abuse
Jenn_Dios wrote:

I love quinoa, this sound great, the nutrition info is working for me

6/10/2012 11:48:47 AM Report Abuse
pmcquiston10 wrote:

Way too much oil in this recipe. It is definetely not necessary. I mean 58 grams of fat!!! How is that healthy?

6/10/2012 10:27:49 AM Report Abuse
tash.macdo wrote:

maybe try using a different web browser, that usually the problem when a link works for some and not for others. Google Chrome works fine.

4/11/2012 04:35:50 PM Report Abuse

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