Quinoa Salad with Broccoli and Chickpeas

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by: Ronda Hays






A light and airy salad that is not only lower in calories, but good for you too.




ingredients

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serves: 4

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon parsley, chopped

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 cup Quinoa, cooked

3/4 cup canned Chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped

1 cup fresh broccoli, cut into pieces

Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Salad with Broccoli and Chickpeas

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories: 120

  • Total Fat: 2.9 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 221.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.8 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  •     Sugars: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 5 g
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preparation

1.  In a medium saucepan, cook Quinoa according to package directions.

2.  In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice, parsley, olive oil, salt and pepper.

3.  Add Quinoa, chickpeas, tomato, and broccoli.

4.  Toss to combine.

Cooks' note:
Quinoa is not a grain but the seed of a leafy plant related to spinach. Quinoa is an excellent source of protein - 12% to 18%.
You can make this salad your own by adding the ingredients you like, such as chopped hard-boiled egg, chopped olives, etc.
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