Mediterranean Quinoa Chickpea Salad - Washington Dairy

Mediterranean Quinoa Chickpea Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes 

Ingredients:

For the Tzatziki sauce:

  • 1 cup Plain Greek yogurt 
  • 1/2 cup grated or minced cucumber 
  • 1-2 Tbsp lemon juice 
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil 
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, grated or minced 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill 

For the salad bowl:

  • quinoa, cooked 
  • chickpeas, drained and rinsed 
  • fresh parsley, chopped  
  • mixed greens/arugula  
  • tomatoes, diced  
  • cucumber, diced 
  • pickled onions or fresh red onions 
  • lemon juice 
  • olive oil 
  • balsamic vinegar 
  • feta cheese 

A meal that’s as healthy as it is tasty? Say no more!

A simple yet flavorful meal that’s packed with ingredients that support heart health—as February is American Heart Month! Heart-healthy grains and legumes like chickpeas and quinoa in this salad bowl offer important minerals and fiber which can lower cholesterol levels. The tzatziki sauce that pulls this whole meal together, made from Ellenos Greek Yogurt, is not only packed with complete proteins but also potassium, which helps maintain healthy blood pressure. Quick assembly makes it perfect for meal prep throughout the week as an easy lunch or side!


Mediterranean Quinoa Chickpea Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes 

Ingredients:

For the Tzatziki sauce:

  • 1 cup Plain Greek yogurt 
  • 1/2 cup grated or minced cucumber 
  • 1-2 Tbsp lemon juice 
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil 
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, grated or minced 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill 

For the salad bowl:

  • quinoa, cooked 
  • chickpeas, drained and rinsed 
  • fresh parsley, chopped  
  • mixed greens/arugula  
  • tomatoes, diced  
  • cucumber, diced 
  • pickled onions or fresh red onions 
  • lemon juice 
  • olive oil 
  • balsamic vinegar 
  • feta cheese 
Directions:
  1. Mix all tzatziki sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Start assembling your salad bowl, no true measurements, using your best judgment with however much you want your portion to be! In a bowl or plate, add the cooked quinoa, chickpeas, parsley, mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers. Squeeze some lemon juice and add a light drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, gently toss until well combined.
  3. Top with pickled onions, tzatziki sauce, and feta cheese, and enjoy!

 


 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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