Garlicky Quinoa and Garbanzo Bean Salad

Garlicky Quinoa and Garbanzo Bean Salad

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"This dish is a meal in itself-- it contains a good fat (olive oil), green vegetables (broccoli), a whole grain (quinoa), and a protein source (garbanzo beans)! It's also vegan. I usually have this for breakfast or lunch."

Ingredients 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 264 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 264 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 7.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 248 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Scrape the cooked quinoa into a mixing bowl. Add the garbanzo beans, broccoli, garlic, lemon juice, tarragon, mustard, and olive oil. Stir until evenly mixed. Season to taste with salt and black pepper before serving.
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Footnotes

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  • I've tried lentils instead of the garbanzo beans (it's not bad, but I prefer garbanzo beans), rice for quinoa (I'm not a fan of this), sage, rosemary and/or thyme instead of tarragon (this gives it an entirely different flavor--if you don't like or have tarragon, it's worth trying).
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Yummy!
1/31/2011

Mmm, I just made this and really enjoyed it. I agree with the other reviewer who used less olive oil. Recipe calls for 3 tbsp, which I used, but 1 or 2 tbsp would have been plenty. I cooked the broccoli for a couple minutes first and also added spinach - both modifications worked out fine. Recipe makes enough for 3 large side portions, or 4 medium-size sides. I will definitely make this again!

marljong
3/22/2011

Great flavor as is. I used beef stock, fresh garlic to cook the quinoa; After fluffing the cooked quinoa, I added 1 lime juice and chopped red onions for extra brightness. Definitely a 5 star recipe after the enhancements. Thanks for sharing!

Christine Boutwell Mita
4/20/2011

This was delicious! Only changes were to cook the quinoa in homemade vegetable stock and I blanched the broccoli slightly (tossed some in with the quinoa for maybe the last five minutes of cooking time). I'm not even a big tarragon fan, but the flavor of the tarragon, garlic, lemon and mustard blend together perfectly in this dish. I actually had some of this while still warm and it would make a fabulous side dish or light meal, as well as a salad! Thank you jjane123! This one's a keeper!