Salads

Lemon Quinoa Cilantro Chickpea Salad

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This salad will change your life. If you are not a salad lover, you will love this salad. If you are not a grain lover, you will love this salad. If you are not a lemon lover, well, we can't be friends anymore. I'm kidding(ish.) This is probably the most amazing salad I have had in a long time and it's all due to the quinoa, garbanzo beans, avocado, cilantro and zesty lemon vinaigrette. You might want to make a double batch of this. Trust me.

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For the salad:

1 c. quinoa
2 c. vegetable broth
2 c. baby kale (can also use spinach)
1 bunch cilantro, stems removed
1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
2 avocados, diced
4 green onions, sliced

For the dressing:

2 small cloves garlic, minced
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 2 lemons
2 t. dijon mustard
2 t. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 t. cumin
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
Place the quinoa and broth in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil on the stove. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 12-15 minutes until the quinoa has absorbed all the liquid. Remove from the...
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Nutritions

Calories
952

Sodium
1374mg
57% DV

Fat
29g
45% DV

Protein
42g
85% DV

Carbs
150g
51% DV

Fiber
38g
152% DV