Quinoa and Peppers Salad

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I made this salad for lunch today, and it is SO good!  I need to go grocery shopping tomorrow, so today, I just wanted to throw something together from what I had – this included bell peppers, quinoa, chick peas, and a few other ingredients!  I am now crazy about this dish!

I always love eating bell peppers for a variety of reasons.  Some of those reasons are listed on the following pin.

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All these health benefits along with how delicious these guys are make including them in my diet a no brainer!  Anyway, back to this salad.  This is really easy to throw together, and like I said, it is DELICIOUS and super healthy!

QUINOA AND PEPPERS SALAD

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 15 oz can chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced

For the dressing

  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 4-5 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • sea salt to taste

Directions

1.) In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dressing together.  Set aside.

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2.) Cook the quinoa as directed on the package.  Drain and rinse your chick peas.  Chop all your vegetables.

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3.) Mix all your ingredients together and top with the dressing.

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Yum, YuM, and YUM!  Enjoy! 🙂

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