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Protein-Packed Vegan Salad, with Quinoa, Chickpeas, Lime and Cilantro

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.

Quinoa and Chickpea Salad with Lime and Cilantro

This Recipe is :

Dairy FreeVegan


4 - 6

Cook Time



  • 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


  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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13 comments on “Protein-Packed Vegan Salad, with Quinoa, Chickpeas, Lime and Cilantro”

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1 Years Ago

I made this and it smelled delicious but the taste was VERY BITTER. Something must be wrong with the measurements in this recipe, and I can't figure out whether it is too much cilantro, onion or lime juice. I would love clarification on whether "1/3 cup minced, fresh cilantro" should have been "1/3 cup fresh cilantro, minced"- that may have made the difference. EDITORS, please help!! There have been 2.3K shares, and I can't find one comment from anyone who followed the recipe.

Kathryn Chambers
1 Years Ago

That's the kind of stuff I love to eat !

Barlet Bujupi
1 Years Ago

I had that yesterday with some pepper and green onions and broccoli and carrots! So good

Peg Lindstrom
1 Years Ago

I'm making this for the birthday party. Sounds good.

Lisa Novak
1 Years Ago

Yum! Quinoa is one of my all time favorites and I look forward to this recipe this weekend. Thank you!

Connie Curnow
1 Years Ago

Can we get the recipe?

Christina Hattaway
1 Years Ago

All over this!! Live me some cilantro and quinoa

Rebecca Hawks Kenney
1 Years Ago

My husband delivers a double dose of protein in one healthy package. That being said, you deliver the best recipes I have ever encountered. Thanks for all you share! ❤️

Carolyn Repeta
1 Years Ago

Christina Hattaway Jessica Hallada yum

Ma Isabel Donoso
1 Years Ago

Chekea Domenica Donoso Guarderas :)


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