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One Pot Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad

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

Course Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lunch, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cuisine Moroccan
Keyword chickpea quinoa salad, moroccan chickpea quinoa salad, vegan chickpea quinoa salad, vegetarian chickpea quinoa salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 448 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • ½ tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetarian broth (or water)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • cup dried cranberries
  • cup finely diced flat leaf parsley
  • ½ cup sliced toasted almonds

Instructions

  1. Add coconut oil to a large pot and place over medium heat. Once oil is hot add in onion and sauté until onion is translucent, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in 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, reduce heat to low and cook for exactly 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove 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 adjust 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 Facts
One Pot Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 448 Calories from Fat 124
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.8g21%
Saturated Fat 1.9g12%
Carbohydrates 70.2g23%
Fiber 12.7g53%
Sugar 16.1g18%
Protein 16.5g33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.