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Quinoa. Chickpeas. Dandelion Greens. Lunch

August 21, 2014

No meat, no problem. With quinoa, almonds, and chickpeas, this is a protein-packed vegetarian main-dish salad. Did you know quinoa has more protein than any other grain?

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The chickpeas marinate in a dressing that’s lemony, fragrant, and full of Mediterranean flavors. They need about 30 minutes, but you can make them a day or so ahead and store in the fridge. Use slightly bitter greens, like nutrient-packed dandelions, or watercress or arugula as the base.

Toss all together and taste — you might just need to adjust the seasoning, amp up the lemon, or drizzle more olive oil.

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