Quinoa Salad….with Miso-Turmeric dressing (or use any grain)

This is the quinoa salad that I made to use the Miso – Turmeric dressing from Bon Appetit with. Here is the link to that recipe from a previous post.

I used what I had in the refrigerator in the quinoa salad, so you can change-up the vegetables if you want. There is a combination of fresh vegetables cut up quite small & some crispy roasted chickpeas…I spiced the chickpeas & roasted them until they were nice & crunchy. All of this combined with the dressing really made a spectacular dish. If you do not like quinoa, use any grain you prefer…. couscous, rice, barley….This was so good!

Here is the recipe

Quinoa Salad with Miso-Turmeric Dressing

1 can of chickpeas, drained & pat dry

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp cayenne or to taste

1 cup quinoa or any grain of your choice, uncooked

1/2 half red pepper, diced

1/2 orange pepper, diced

1 carrot, shredded

1 stalk of celery, sliced

Miso – Turmeric dressing

Method

  1. Put the drained & dried chickpeas onto a lined baking sheet, toss them with the oil, salt & cayenne. Roast in a 450f until crispy…check often, takes about 20 -30 minutes  let cool. I did mine at 400f for 30 minutes & they were soft still so I increased the temperature to 450f for 10 min & some had gotten a bit too crispy….
  2. While the chickpeas are roasting, cook the quinoa or other grain of your choice, according to the package & let cool. It does not have to be cold but not hot….
  3.  When the quinoa is cool, add the red pepper, orange pepper, carrot & celery,
  4. Add the cooled chickpeas
  5. Add the Miso-Turmeric dressing, as much as you like, I had some left over
  6. Toss to combine

Enjoy!

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Chickpeas ready to roast…spiced with some salt, cayenne & a bit of oil
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Roasted…these were a bit soft so I put them back into the oven for a bit longer
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in the bowl….quinoa, red & yeloow peppers, celery, grated carrot & roasted chickpeas
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Add the Miso-Turmeric dressing
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Mix it up

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And eat!
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We had grilled steak with it….

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. chefkreso says:

    Love preparing dishes from just those ingredients I have in the fridge 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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