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Ingredients:

  • 1 cups - quinoa
  • 2 cups - water
  • 1 teaspoons - cumin
  • 1 - cucumber
  • 1 - to 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 - red onion
  • 1 - pepperoncini (or pickled banana pepper), chopped
  • - kalamata olives, chopped
  • - roasted red peppers (jarred are fine)
  • 16 ounces - can chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons - olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons - cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoons - paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoons - chili powder
  • - salt and pepper, to taste
  • - crushed red pepper , optional, to taste
  • 1 tablespoons - lemon juice
  • - condiments and extras -- dried dill, tzatziki sauce, hot sauce
  • Directions:

    Bring 2 cups of water, quinoa, cumin, salt and pepper to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

    Optional – Adding dried dill and a splash of lemon brightens this up!

    While the quinoa is cooking, dice the cucumber, tomatoes, onion, peppers, and olives.

    Heat oil in a pan, add chick peas and spices. Sautee for 5 minutes on medium/high heat, flipping the chick peas periodically to be sure they’re coated well. Add a splash of lemon juice at the end, flipping the chick peas to coat well.

    Portion out the quinoa, top with chick peas and vegetables.

    Consider topping with your favorite hot sauce and/or tzatziki sauce.

    Brief Description

    Quinoa salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, pepperoncini, kalamata olives, red peppers, chickpeas and seasonings.

    Main Ingredient:

    quinoa

    Category:  Salads

    Cuisine:  Mediterranean

    Prep Time: 15 min
    Cook Time: 25 min

    Posted By:

    Bonadio

    Posted On:

    March 15, 2019

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