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.
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
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
1.) In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dressing together. Set aside.
2.) Cook the quinoa as directed on the package. Drain and rinse your chick peas. Chop all your vegetables.
3.) Mix all your ingredients together and top with the dressing.
Yum, YuM, and YUM! Enjoy! 🙂