Lemon Quinoa & Chickpea Salad

October 6, 2012

Today I’m sharing a simple and satisfying lunch recipe that we prepare when we need a quick but tasty meal. This Lemon Quinoa & Chickpea Salad  is crisp and refreshing with crunchy radishes, chives, basil, chickpeas and quinoa with a lemony kick. It is guaranteed to please.

These kinds of salads have been on our table a lot lately. Throwing together a meal by using up whatever vegetables are at hand – bonus points if we don’t have to go to the store. So I’m going to keep this short. Get off the internet, go do something fun outside and enjoy the fresh autumn air. And make salad.


Lemon Quinoa & Chickpea Salad

Serves 2


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups of arugula or other leafy greens
  • 2 or 3 radishes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chives
  • 1/4 cup basil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Lemon Dressing

  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp. honey (or agave or brown rice syrup)


  1. Rinse & cook quinoa.
  2. Whisk dressing ingredients together. Chop and prep the rest of your vegetables and herbs.
  3. In a large bowl, place minced garlic and salad followed by your cooked warm quinoa. Toss it until incorporated.
  4. Combine the rest of the veggies into the bowl of quinoa and pour dressing on top. Toss and taste. Add more salt & pepper if necessary.

(Photo Credit: my sister, Jenny Norris – jjnorris.com)

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