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Chickpea & Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing

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This SUPER simple 5 minute chickpea & quinoa salad with tahini dressing is a very easy, delicious, make-ahead lunch! I like to use whatever leftover vegetables are in my fridge – so don’t feel constrained by the recipe!

We prepared this recipe for the Husky Wellness Fair – it was a big hit!

5 minute SUPER simple chickpea and quinoa salad with tahini dressing takes only 5 minutes and is delicious and nutritious! Make ahead and take for work lunches | created by calgary top registered dietitians at Ignite Nutrition Inc for the Husky Wellness Fair
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Chickpea & Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: lunch
Servings: 4
Author: Andrea Hardy


  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked
  • 1 can chickpeas, canned, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup purple cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 3 green onions sliced green parts only if making it low FODMAP
  • 6 Tbsp Tahini
  • 6 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 6 Tbsp water
  • Salt to taste


  • In a bowl, combine tahini and water, whisk until creamy and then whisk in lemon juice.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Add quinoa, chickpeas, cabbage, carrots, pepper and onion – toss until combined.
  • Enjoy!

Fun fact: This recipe is also appropriate for those with food sensitivities, like sulphite allergies!

Categorized: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low FODMAP, Nut-Free, Salad, Vegan

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