Quinoa, Broccoli Chickpea Salad

I saw a post on Instagram from @thepyperskitchen … Warm Charred cauliflower & Brown Rice Salad with Dates, Capers and Feta and it looked very delicious. but….

I did not have many of those ingredients in the house so I used that recipe for a big inspiration & made a salad with the ingredients I have while using some of the same ingredients. in the posted recipe. I also had a soft pepper in the fridge that I added in and a whole can of chickpeas instead of only a cup.. what would I do with the rest of a can of chickpeas..?.. hummus I suppose but I threw them into this salad

The original salad recipe is served warm with feta but Murray & I will eat it cold… a really good lunch recipe & I do not have feta…so not putting it in!

I am using the dressing from the original recipe since it is so good! & I am adding capers which are different but add a nice saltiness this salad!

Here is my take on this great recipe from thepyperskitchen!

Ingredients

1 cup dry quinoa

3-4 cups finely diced broccoli

1 can chickpeas, drained & rinced

1 yellow ( or any colour) pepper, chopped

2 tbsp oil

garlic powder

Kosher salt

1 tbsp honey

Add-Ins

1/2 cup cut dates or you can use raisins or dried cranberries ** I like the dates in this but feel free to use what ever dried fruit you want

1/2 cup sliced almonds

2 tsp capers

Dressing

1/2 cup tahini

4 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

4 tbsp water

1 tbsp honey

2 tsp dijon mustard

Method

  1. cook the quinoa according to the pkg., when finished fluff with a fork & set aside
  2. While the quinoa is cooking you will cook the vegetable
  3. Put the broccoli, chickpeas & pepper into a bowl, toss with the oil & season to taste… I just sprinkled on bit of garlic but use as much as you like… some kosher salt & the honey. Toss well
  4. Put onto a foil lined baking sheet
  5. The recipe said to broil the vegetables which is a great idea… so that is what I did…I put the baking sheet into the oven … on broil …for 15 minutes…stirring once during that time. Revoce from the oven & set aside
  6. Make the dressing..taste & adjust seasoning
  7. Combine the cooked quinoa & vegetable/chickpea mixture
  8. Add the dressing…start with half of the dressing.. I put the whole amount in & it is very well dressed!!! I like lots of dressing but you don’t then add a bit at a time until you had added as much dressing as you like!
  9. You can eat this warm or cold!

Enjoys!

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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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