January 08, 2013

Chickpea, Quinoa and Yam Salad

This salad has been my go-to when packing my lunch for work. I often find making a salad for lunch isn't filling enough, but this one is packed with so many ingredients I'm always satisfied after one bowl. I found the recipe in Whitewater Cooks With Friends, a cookbook I highly recommend.

 Dressing
- 3 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp dijon
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup olive oil
Whisk together and set aside.

Salad
- 1/2 cup quinoa
- 1 large yam, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 carrot, peeled and grated
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Place quinoa and 3/4 cup cold water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce to low heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn heat off, leave lid on, an let stand for 5 minutes. Cool. Toss yams in olive oil, cracked pepper and salt and spread on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Roast in a 350f oven until just tenter, about 20 minutes. Toss all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour dressing over and toss gently until mixed. Approximately three servings.

xo

11 comments:

  1. I love quinoa, so I will have to give this a try! Looks so good!

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  2. This looks DELICIOUS! I haven't really experimented with quinoa before, but I am definitely going to make this salad in the near future! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It's so good!! Filling but good for you and easy to make, you have to try it Kate!

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  3. I love quinoa salads! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I wish I liked healthy salads. This looks great.
    PS. where are the bowls from? Love them!

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    1. They are from Anthropologie :)

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  5. Looks yummy! Will have to try it one of these days:)

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  6. Hey, Sarah! Micah here again. Just wanted to thank you for this recipe! I made this dish this weekend, and it was a big hit. So quick and delicious! Looking forward to trying more of your recipes. :)

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  7. Great recipe. Just made it last night!

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  8. This is now my go-to salad too! I've been bringing it to a lot of friend's places for dinner and they have all asked for the recipe. Thanks so much!

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