Turmeric Roasted Chickpea and Quinoa Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 6 servings
 
Turmeric roasted chickpeas and blistered tomatoes tossed in a mix of quinoa, herbs, toasted almonds and zesty lemon dijon dressing. This nutritious salad is gluten-free, heart-healthy and packed with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich ingredients.
Ingredients
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp coriander
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (I like to cook mine in half vegetable stock/half water for more flavor)
  • 3 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped mint
  • 3 tbsp slivered almonds
  • **Lemon Dijon Dressing**
  • 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice (~1 large lemon)
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Pinch of sea salt and black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  2. Rinse chickpeas in a colander, shake off excess water and discard any loose shells. Transfer chickpeas to a bowl and lightly dab with a paper towel until mostly dry.
  3. Add olive oil, turmeric, garlic powder, coriander and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Spread the chickpeas out on a baking sheet and add halved tomatoes. Try not to overcrowd tomatoes and chickpeas or they won't crisp up. Bake for 30-40 minutes, tossing once halfway through.
  5. In the meantime, add lemon dijon dressing ingredients to a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add quinoa, parsley and mint. Allow roasted chickpeas and tomatoes to cool for ~5 minutes before also adding to bowl.
  6. Mix all ingredients until well-combined. Mix in slivered almonds and top with additional herbs (if desired) and serve!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 heaping cup prepared Calories: 233 Fat: 12 gm Saturated fat: 1.5 gm Carbohydrates: 27 gm Sugar: 5 gm Sodium: 173 mg Fiber: 5 gm Protein: 6.5 gm
Recipe by Dishing Out Health at https://dishingouthealth.com/turmeric-roasted-chickpea-and-quinoa-salad/