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Quinoa Chickpea Salad with Grapefruit

A fully loaded salad, packed with bright flavors and nutrients, like good fat, healthy proteins, and a variety of fibers. This Quinoa Chickpea Salad with Grapefruit is vegetarian, but can be vegan by omitting the cheese.

Quinoa Chickpea Salad with Grapefruit

This salad comes together quick, in less than 30 minutes and would be an ideal lunch or late supper option.

Key Ingredients in This Recipe

Ingredients Quinoa Chickpea Salad with Grapefruit
  • Quinoa – a grain rich in fiber and protein.
  • Chickpeas – a great vegetable protein source.
  • Avocado – contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids.
  • Grapefruit – juice and bursts of vitamin C.
  • Red onion – or any other type of onion.
  • Goat cheese – feta would be a great alternative.
  • Sprouts
  • Orange and lime juice
  • Turmeric
  • Parsley – or cilantro

How to Make Quinoa Chickpea Salad with Grapefruit

Step 1 – Heat olive oil in a pan and cook the red onion. Add water for the quinoa and cook until done. Check out the How To page.

Step 2 – While the quinoa is cooking, start prepping the vegetables; drain the chickpeas, chop the parsley and slice the avocado and grapefruit.

Step 3 – Once the quinoa is cooled a little and lovely and fluffy, add the chickpeas and mix.

Step 4 – Crumble the goat cheese and add to the salad.

Step 5 – Place the slices of avocado and grapefruit on top of the goat cheese.

Step 6 – Make a dressing from orange juice, lime juice, grapefruit juice, olive oil and salt & pepper and pour over the salad.

Step 7 – Garnish the salad with sprouts and parsley and enjoy!

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Quinoa Chickpea Salad with Grapefruit

Author: Marinka
A fully loaded salad, packed with bright flavors and nutrients, like good fat, healthy proteins, and a variety of fibers. This Quinoa Chickpea Salad with Grapefruit is vegetarian, but can be vegan by omitting the cheese.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
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Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

For the quinoa

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • salt

For the salad

  • 1 grapefruit peeled and segmented
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1/2 can chickpeas drained
  • 1/4 red onion chopped
  • 2 ounces goat cheese crumbled
  • sprouts optional
  • parsley fine chopped

For the dressing

  • 1/2 orange juice only
  • 1/2 lime juice only
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • grapefruit juice drippings

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a pan and cook the red onion until translucent. Add water for the quinoa and cook until done.
  • While the quinoa is cooking, start prepping the vegetables; drain the chickpeas, chop the parsley and slice the avocado and grapefruit.
  • Once the quinoa is cooled a little and lovely and fluffy, add the drained chickpeas and mix.
  • Crumble the goat cheese as add to the salad.
  • Place the slices of avocado and grapefruit on top of the goat cheese.
  • Make the dressing from orange juice, lime juice, grapefruit juice, olive oil and salt & pepper and pour it over the salad.
  • Garnish the salad with sprouts and parsley and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 116mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 15g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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