Saturday, September 17, 2016

Mixed herb Quinoa & Chickpeas salad with Feta

The last recipe in the series of Salads, for Cooking Carnival 2016 is yet another quinoa recipe. This salad is something i didn't plan at all. i was about to do Khamang Kakdi, another cucumber salad. I bought fresh cucumbers, peanuts and kept everything ready. But then changed the decision at the last minute. I needed something filling for our dinner, so i made this mixed herb and quinoa salad, tossed it along with chickpeas. The salad was so delicious and peppy, hubby has requested me to make it again when we guests for lunch or dinner.
Ingredients
1.5 cups cooked quinoa (i used tricolor quinoa)
1 cup cooked chickpeas, ( i used canned ones)
2 Lebanese cucumber, peeled and chopped fine
1 large onion, chopped fine
1 large tomato, chopped fine
handful of coriander leaves, chopped fine
handful of mitnt leaves, finely chopped
juice of 2 lemons
1/2 tsp freshly pounded pepper
3 tbsp crumbled feta cheese
salt to taste

Method
  • I used 1/3 cup of uncooked quinoa, cooked it with 3/4 cup of water and i got 1.5 cups of cooked quinoa. Drain the quinoa well. Take the drained quinoa in a large bowl.
  • I used canned chickpeas, drain the chickpeas well, rinse it with running water . Add the drained chickpeas to the quinoa bowl.
  • Add the rest of the veggies, chopped cucumber, onions, tomatoes, chopped mint and coriander leaves. Toss well to combine.
  • Squeeze juice out of 2 lemons, drizzle it over the tossed salad. Add pepper powder and salt. Toss to combine.
  • Let the salad sit for 20 minutes, for the flavors to combine. While serving, serve it garnished it with feta cheese. 

16 comments:

  1. This is a filling and flavorful salad. I like chickpeas in salads.

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  2. One more filling and delicious salad with quinoa. I love the addition of feta in there..

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  3. what a delicious bowl there :) try colour quinoa - now I would like to source that :) is it available at DXB duty free, Priya ?

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  4. I somehow prefer quinoa in wet and mushy dishes but it just maybe me. This salad is healthy and filling.

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  5. Fantastic salad and i love this kind of nutritious salad, which is quite easy to dish and enjoy without any fuss.

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  6. Loveit. A fantastic salad and yum looking bowl.

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  7. That is a unique combination. Loved the salads!

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  8. Such a refreshing and delicious salad with quinoa and herbs.

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  9. Very refreshing salad! Love the flavors in it.

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  10. Quinoa chickpea salad looks refreshing.

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  11. The presentation is stunning priya, so simple yet to elegant!..

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  12. Wonder how I missed this salad,gave it a try today and everyone simply loved it .i did not have feta and used cottage cheese which tasted amazing . Thanks Priya for a wonderful and healthy recipe .

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