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Simple Lemon Dill Quinoa Chickpea Salad

Posted in : Salads, Veggies on by : Nicole

I realized i have putting up quite a bit of the dessert recipes lately! We do eat things besides sweets, promise!

Last night as we were determining what to do for dinner I decided to try this for lunches during the week.

I put the quinoa on to cook – my found secret is a tiny bit of coconut oil with the water. I read somewhere that if it sits overnight, this helps the starches move through you rather than stay in you. So why not!

I rinsed the chickpeas and go ready to go!

Lemon Dill Quinoa Chickpea Salad

Category: Salad

Servings: 3 servings

Lemon Dill Quinoa Chickpea Salad


  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed with cold water (about 1 1/2 cups cooked)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans) (about 1 1/2 cups cooked)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill (1 generous handful) (2-3 tsp dry)
  • 2 tbl extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 2 medium lemons) – or pepperencini juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt + more to taste


  1. Rinse quinoa under cold water and drain.
  2. Place in a small pot on the stove and add 3/4 cup water. (add 1 tsp coconut oil to the water)
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover.
  4. Cook about 15 minutes, just until tender and translucent, with the white tail removed from the seed.
  5. Remove from heat and pour into a large bowl.
  6. Add the chickpeas and dill. Stir gently to combine.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until combined.
  8. Pour over the quinoa mixture. Stir to combine.


I definitely changed this recipe up from the original: https://www.kitchentreaty.com/simple-lemon-dill-quinoa-chickpea-salad/ It was tasty and easy, and i’ll enjoy it for lunch this week with some salad fixings.

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I never have lemons in the house, so i substitute with pepporincini juice. My fun ingredient swap! I also didn’t have any fresh dill – it’s not picking time – so i used 2 tsp of dry! I lowered the oil content and used garlic infused.


Not bad, not terrible, but i have other quinoa, chickpea salad i like better! Don’t think i didn’t lick the bowl tho…

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