Quick and Easy Chickpea and Quinoa Salad

Today I’m giving a presentation on making healthy food fast.  I’ve been testing some new recipes in my kitchen to make sure they make the cut.  They have to be prepped and ready in 30 minutes or less with minimal clean up effort (i.e., they don’t use multiple pots and pans, just one in most cases).  Here is one of the recipes I’ve tested this week leading up to my presentation.  It is really good, and my lab rats AKA my family all gobbled it up.  Hope you like it too!

Quick and Easy Chickpea and Quinoa Salad



1 onion, finely diced

1 14 ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed thoroughly

10-15 large Swiss chard leaves (usually 1 bunch from the store)

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

2 cups unsalted vegetable stock

1 cup uncooked quinoa



Heat EVOO in a Dutch oven or large saucepan.  Add the onion and cook for a few minutes until translucent.

Add the chickpeas, Swiss chard, and spices and cook about 3-5 minutes or until the chard is cooked down.

Stir in the vegetable stock and quinoa.  Continue to cook for 10-15 minutes or until the quinoa is tender.  Taste and add a bit more pepper or garlic powder as needed.

Enjoy!  This serves 4 as an entree or 8 as a side.

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