One Pot Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad

Yesterday Abra and I went to Studio Three and did their Ellie Goulding & Lana Del Rey themed biking elegance. It used to be the primary time I had hit the fitness center in just about a month (excluding for that one time I had 10 minutes and did 50 squats + lunges in Australia and couldn’t walk for days after).

Anyway, I can’t tell you simply how good it felt to get transferring again, even supposing it used to be Forty five mins. It made my day that significantly better.

You know what else feels excellent? Making meals at house again. Last night time I made my very favourite and internet well-known healthy turkey chili with somewhat cheese and tortilla chips. And now I’m absolutely craving this chickpea quinoa salad with colourful moroccan flavors. I can’t EVEN describe how scrumptious it is.

Ok wait maybe I can…

chickpea quinoa salad with dried fruit and slivered almonds in a bowl

Ingredients in this Moroccan chickpea quinoa salad

This implausible quinoa salad is like little pops of taste dancing on my tongue in the Moroccan warmth with candy pops of cranberry flavor and crunchy toasted nutty almonds all with the freshness of parsley in every chunk. It’s also vegan & gluten unfastened! Here’s what you’ll want to make it:

You received’t consider how simple and delicious this vegan chickpea quinoa salad seems. Feel loose to modify up the add-ins, too, with what you have on-hand. I've numerous ideas under!

Moroccan chickpea quinoa salad in a bowl with dried fruit and slivered almonds

Toast your personal almonds

I understand it will also be tough to find toasted nuts, however it’s tremendous easy (and worth it) to toast your individual!

  1. Add your sliced nuts to a pan at the stovetop over medium-high warmth.
  2. Carefully toss them round until they start to scent aromatic, which will have to be about 5 mins.

That’s it! Toasting them really brings out their flavor and a gorgeous crunch.

Customize it with simple swaps

vegan chickpea quinoa salad with dried fruit and slivered almonds in a bowl with a spoon

How to make one pot Moroccan chickpea quinoa salad

  1. Add coconut oil to a large pot and position over medium warmth. Once oil is scorching add in onion and sauté until onion is translucent, about 3-5 minutes. Stir for your spices: turmeric, cumin, cinnamon and salt and pepper; cook for 30 seconds more.
  2. Next add in broth (or water) and quinoa; convey mixture to a boil, then duvet, reduce heat to low and cook dinner for exactly 15 minutes. After quarter-hour, remove from warmth and fluff quinoa with a fork.
  3. Stir in chickpeas, cranberries and parsley to the quinoa and mix till well-combined. Taste and regulate seasonings. Garnish with toasted almonds and additional parsley. Serves 4.

How to meal prep this quinoa salad

This easy chickpea quinoa salad recipe makes the easiest meal prep lunch. Simply divide the recipe in 4 separate mason jars or meal prep bins and revel in for lunch throughout the week! Garnish your servings with further toasted almonds. It’s if truth be told delicious served heat or  chilly!

easy chickpea quinoa salad in a mason jar with a spoon

Simply put, I think you want to make it ASAP for lunch. This is one of my favorite quinoa salads of all time; it’s absolutely wonderful to bring to parties, pack for lunch, or pair with roasted chicken for dinner.

More quinoa recipes you’ll love:

Fiesta Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Kale, Edamame & Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Famous Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad

Cranberry Pecan Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash with Goat Cheese Crema

Roasted Veggie, Chickpea & Pesto Quinoa Salad

I know you’re going to like this chickpea quinoa salad recipe. Please let me know if you make it via leaving a comment and ranking the recipe beneath. I’d love to listen to from you and it is helping encourage others to make the recipe too! Enjoy xo.

One Pot Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad

4.98 from 49 votes

Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 25 mins

Total Time 30 minutes

Sweet & savory 30-minute Moroccan chickpea quinoa salad made in one pot. This vegan chickpea quinoa salad recipe packs a variety of plant-based protein and delicious, international flavors from cumin, turmeric and cinnamon. The best possible vegetarian meal to prep for lunch!

  • ½ tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon flooring turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus extra to style
  • Freshly flooring black pepper
  • 1 cup raw quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetarian broth (or water)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and tired
  • cup dried cranberries
  • cup finely diced flat leaf parsley
  • ½ cup sliced toasted almonds
  1. Add coconut oil to a large pot and place over medium warmth. Once oil is hot add in onion and sauté till onion is translucent, about 3-5 minutes. Stir within the following spices: turmeric, cumin, cinnamon and salt and pepper; cook for 30 seconds more.

  2. Next add in broth (or water) and quinoa; bring mixture to a boil, then cover, scale back heat to low and cook dinner for precisely quarter-hour. After 15 minutes, take away from heat and fluff quinoa with a fork.

  3. Stir in chickpeas, cranberries and parsley to the quinoa and mix until well-combined. Taste and regulate seasonings. Garnish with toasted almonds and extra parsley. Serves 4.

  4. To serve: Place in mason jars or meal prep containers for lunch throughout the week. Garnish with extra toasted almonds.

Nutrition

Servings: Four servings

Serving size: 1 serving

Calories: 448kcal

Fat: 13.8g

Saturated fats: 1.9g

Carbohydrates: 70.2g

Fiber: 12.7g

Sugar: 16.1g

Protein: 16.5g

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