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


  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


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


And eat!
We had grilled steak with it….


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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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