Lemon Chickpea & Quinoa Jar Salads

Mixed Salad with Lemon Dressing
Mixed Salad with Lemon Dressing
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For the Salad
1 cup Quinoa dry
1 13.5-oz can Chickpeas rinsed and drained
2 Cucumbers medium, sliced
1 pint Cherry tomatoes halved
½ cup Parsley chopped
5 ounces Arugula fresh
For the Lemon Dressing
2 Lemon juiced
¼ cup Olive oil
1 tbsp Honey or maple syrup to make vegan
1 tsp Garlic powder
2 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

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Lemon Chickpea & Quinoa Jar Salads


And I’ve done it again, these Lemon Chickpea & Quinoa Jar Salads came top in the category for The Best Salad in a Jar – self-proclaimed! Served in a mason jar, making it the perfect choice for brunch table designs or mini health cafes, if you happen to be opening one. With a rich source of protein from quinoa and chickpeas, I add cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley and arugula with a lemon, olive oil, honey, garlic powder and Dijon mustard.

To make Lemon Chickpea & Quinoa Jar Salads, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Lemon Chickpea & Quinoa Jar Salads


Cook quinoa


Cook 1 cup of quinoa according to the package instructions then allow to cool before assembling the salad.


Prepare dressing


In a mixing bowl, whisk the juice from 2 lemons with ¼ cup of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of honey or maple, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard and some salt and pepper to taste until well combined.


Assemble salad jars


Divide the prepared lemon dressing equally by pouring into 4 mason jars then divide 1 can of drained and rinsed chickpeas, equally, too. Top each portion with the chopped cucumbers then the cherry tomato halves, followed by cooled quinoa and finally sprinkle with even amounts of chopped parsley and fresh arugula.



When ready to serve, pour the ingredients into salad bowls, toss and enjoy!

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Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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