Quinoa Bowl with Chickpeas, Cherry Tomatoes, and Mint

quinoa bowl
Photo Credit: Lysa Ingalsbe

Quinoa Bowl with Chickpeas, Cherry Tomatoes, and Mint

  • Serves: 4
  • Total Time:35 Minutes
  • Active Time:20 Minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • Pinch of Sea salt
  • 1 cup chickpeas, cooked or canned
  • 1/2 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped spinach
  • Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt and black pepper

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa, water, and a pinch of sea salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Toss cooked quinoa and chickpeas in a large bowl. Add cherry tomatoes, mint, parsley, spinach.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the zest and juice of 1/2 lemon, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Pour over quinoa mixture and toss gently. Garnish with more mint, colorful bell pepper chunks and red onion to add even more color.