Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad
This vegetarian salad provides quick fuel for those looking for something on-the-go. It's made in one pot and the flavors blend beautifully together to compliment one another. If you're looking to go meatless a night or two during the week, this would be a great dinner option. Enjoy!
½ tablespoon coconut oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cups vegetarian broth (or water)
1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
⅔ cup dried cranberries
⅓ cup finely diced flat leaf parsley
½ cup sliced toasted almonds
Add coconut oil to a large pot and place over medium heat. Once oil is hot, add in onion and sauté until onion is translucent, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in the following spices: turmeric, cumin, cinnamon and salt and pepper; cook for 30 seconds more.
Next add in broth (or water) and quinoa; bring mixture to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to low and cook for exactly 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove from heat and fluff quinoa with a fork.
Stir in chickpeas, cranberries and parsley to the quinoa and mix until well-combined. Taste and adjust seasonings. Garnish with toasted almonds and extra parsley. Serves 4.
To serve: Place in mason jars or meal prep containers for lunch throughout the week. Garnish with extra toasted almonds.