10 min prep time, 20 min cooking time, serves 6 people
This healthy Quinoa Mediterranean salad can be served as simple lunch or dinner. Its high protein content, sweet and nutty flavor, and delicate texture have made quinoa a popular substitute for starchier pastas and rice. You can find most of the ingredients contained in this salad in your fridge or pantry. The combination of quinoa and chickpeas packs this dish with plenty of protein, while the fresh parsley, crunchy cucumbers, and lemon-garlic vinaigrette dressing give this dish a variety of flavors. It makes for a great main dish for vegetarians, or as a side dish served with meat or fish.