Quinoa and Chickpea Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Dried Cherries

Vegetarian
Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Very Healthy
Health score
100%
Quinoa and Chickpea Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Dried Cherries
45 min.
6
539kcal

Suggestions

Ingredients

  • 0.3 cup cashew pieces raw whole chopped
  • 0.3 cup cherries dried
  • 1.5 cups chickpeas dried cooked
  • 0.5 teaspoon thyme dried
  • 0.5 teaspoon cumin 
  • 1.5 tablespoons honey 
  •  orange juice juiced
  • tablespoons olive oil 
  • cups quinoa dried cooked
  • teaspoons red wine vinegar red
  • servings sea salt fresh black to taste
  • 0.5 cup sun-dried olives 
  • 0.5 teaspoon turmeric 

Equipment

  • frying pan
  • sauce pan
  • whisk
  • mixing bowl

Directions

  1. Rinse the quinoa and soak for 8 hours or overnight in 2 cups of water. Rinse the chickpeas and soak for 8 hours or overnight in several inches of water.Rinse the chickpeas and transfer to a small saucepan. Cover with fresh water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 1 hour or until buttery soft.While the chickpeas are cooking, soak the sun-dried tomatoes in hot water for 30 minutes, then drain and chop. Meanwhile, bring the quinoa to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to the lowest setting, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes or until the water is absorbed.
  2. Remove from heat and wait 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.Meanwhile, toast the cashews in a dry unoiled skillet or saucepan over medium-low heat, tossing or stirring frequently, for 10 minutes until browned.
  3. Transfer the chickpeas, quinoa, sun-dried tomatoes, cashews and dried cherries to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Whisk the dressing ingredients together and pour over the salad. Stir to combine and serve at room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition Facts

Calories539kcal
Protein15.09%
Fat23.8%
Carbs61.11%

Properties

Glycemic Index
31.66
Glycemic Load
8.91
Inflammation Score
0
Nutrition Score
30.838260869565%

Flavonoids

Eriodictyol
0.02mg
Hesperetin
1.2mg
Naringenin
0.21mg
Luteolin
0.01mg
Myricetin
0.01mg
Quercetin
0.03mg

Nutrients percent of daily need

Calories:538.7kcal
26.94%
Fat:14.62g
22.49%
Saturated Fat:1.97g
12.29%
Carbohydrates:84.48g
28.16%
Net Carbohydrates:69.7g
25.35%
Sugar:17.87g
19.85%
Cholesterol:0mg
0%
Sodium:221.3mg
9.62%
Protein:20.86g
41.72%
Manganese:2.57mg
128.69%
Folate:394.21µg
98.55%
Fiber:14.78g
59.11%
Copper:1.06mg
52.75%
Magnesium:210.24mg
52.56%
Phosphorus:520.59mg
52.06%
Iron:7.49mg
41.62%
Vitamin B1:0.53mg
35.46%
Potassium:1149.58mg
32.85%
Vitamin B6:0.61mg
30.66%
Zinc:4.11mg
27.38%
Vitamin B2:0.34mg
20.08%
Vitamin E:2.55mg
17.01%
Selenium:10.92µg
15.6%
Vitamin B5:1.51mg
15.07%
Vitamin K:15.16µg
14.44%
Vitamin C:10.76mg
13.04%
Vitamin B3:2.6mg
13.02%
Calcium:103.04mg
10.3%
Vitamin A:385.89IU
7.72%