Summer quinoa salad recipe with corns and chickpea. this recipe is healthy, delicious and very easy to make. You can have it as a light lunch, dinner or perfect for family get together.
It can be served as a side dish or as a main dish too. you can also try 10 minutes vegan chickpea salad recipe.
you can use vegetables available at your kitchen pantry, you can add chopped capsicum for a peppery bite or chopped mint leaves for freshness and minty flavour.
Quinoa has numerous health benefits, it has low glycemic index, which is good for blood sugar control. It is high in antioxidants, protein and fibre.
Corns are rich in iron, fibre and vitamin b12. It helps to cholesterol level and improves skin texture.
Chickpea or garbanzo beans deliver a lot of nutrients. It helps to improve digestion, and decrease the risk of heart disease.
Why you should make this salad?
- Rich in fibre, minerals, and antioxidant.
- Helps in weight loss.
- 10 minutes recipe.
- Oil-free salad.
- Can be served as a side dish or main dish.
- Vegan and gluten free.
How to boil quinoa?
Rinse the quinoa in a strainer with water before cooking.
Boil 2/3 cup of water in a deep pan or pot, add 1/3 cup of quinoa. Cover it with lid and cook it on medium to high flame for 12-15 minutes or until the water is absorbed and it is fluffy.
Remove it from heat and transfer the cooked quinoa in a bowl.
Let it cool before using in the salad.
Step by step instructions with pictures:
In a bowl add cooked quinoa, boiled chickpea and corns, chopped coriander leaves, tomatoes, and onion.
For seasoning add lemon juice, salt, cumin powder and red chilli powder.
Mix it well and it’s ready.
Other recipes you might like:
- 1/2 cup boiled chickpea
- 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
- 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1/4 cup chopped onions
- 1/2 cup boiled sweet corns
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a mixing bowl add 1/2 cup boiled chickpea, 1/2 cup boiled sweet corns, 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves, 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes, 1/4 cup chopped onions and 1/2 cup cooked quinoa.
- Season it with 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and mix it well.
- When it is combined well, serve it.
Cooked quinoa can be stored in an airtight container in a fridge for 2-3 days. You can use it later for salad.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Saturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mg
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