There is a saying that goes, if you build it, they will come.My philosophy with my children and healthy eating is that – If you cook it, they will learn.

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Quinoa and Chickpea Salad with Lime and Cilantro [Vegan]

Serves

4 - 6

Cooking Time

30

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas (preferably, homecooked with no salt)
  • 1 cup (about 1 large seedless english cucumber), diced cucumber
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 medium sized tomato, diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/3 cup minced, fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 11/2 fresh limes
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Preparation

  1. Place the chickpeas in the mixing bowl.
  2. Mix in the cucumber, red onion and tomato and stir well.
  3. Add in the cilantro and mint and stir in the quinoa.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, add in the salt, red cayenne pepper, extra-virgin olive oil.
  5. Squeeze in the lime juice and mix well.
  6. Pour the dressing onto the salad and let the salad rest for 15 minutes before serving.
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