Chickpea Basil Quinoa Salad Recipe

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This chickpea quinoa basil salad is perfect for the busy, but still hot days of summer’s end.

We all need a quick meal we can throw together in the spur of the moment. Something simple, quick and easy that is still nutritious and tasty. This salad is it!

I always cook a big pot of quinoa at the beginning of the week, so it’s super easy to mix things in for a quick meal. Not every quinoa salad I make makes it onto this blog though because frankly, not all of them are tasty enough to qualify. They might get me through a meal, but they aren’t something that most folks would actually enjoy. This salad was different.

Clean Eating Chickpea Basil Quinoa Salad Recipe

Fresh, plenty of good texture and definitely filling, this salad is perfect for a plant based meal or side dish to another main course. Plus, it has all the summery flavoring of fresh basil and balsamic vinegar. You can’t go wrong with this one! And if you have leftovers, it travels well for lunch too!


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Clean Eating Chickpea Basil Quinoa Salad Recipe

Chickpea Basil Quinoa Salad

A deliciously simple summer salad that’s easy to cook ahead of time and even travels well.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 240kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • 3 cups cooked quinoa (cooked with vegetable broth to package directions)
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas (if canned, drain and rinse)
  • ½ cup finely chopped basil
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • salt to taste


  • Combine all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and toss to combine.
  • Serve as a main meal or tasty side dish.


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3.4mg
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  1. Sounds tasty! How much dry quinoa will give you 3 cups cooked?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Anne – approximately 1 1/5 cups. It usually doubles. (roughly)

  2. Autumn Brooke says:

    This is a dish I can get behind. Simple flavors but it sounds delicious!

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