Maintenance – Quinoa Chick Pea Salad

This is a fantastic recipe that my cousin just introduced me to.  I absolutely love quinoa , especially its versatility. 

Hope you enjoy!

1 cup quinoa

2 cups water

1/8 tsp salt

1 cup canned garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained

1 tomato, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

3 tablespoons lime juice

1 TBS olive oil

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

2 green onions

1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped


  1. Place the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer, and rinse under cold, running water until the water no longer foams. Bring the quinoa, salt, and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.(You could also cook it in a rice cooker the same way you cook white rice).
  2. Once done, stir in the garbanzo beans, tomatoes, garlic, lime juice, and olive oil. Season with cumin, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro to serve.

Source: WFM 1-10

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