This honey mustard quinoa chickpea salad is a perfect addition to your summer barbecues and picnics! Loads of colorful vegetables and a tangy dressing make this salad hard to resist!
Are you loving this summer weather? It’s so nice to be able to cook a simple, colorful, seasonal meal and enjoy it outside. Fresh vegetables are making more of an appearance on our table thanks to the farmer’s market. Peppers, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, and more are making our summer meals delicious and healthy!
This honey mustard quinoa chickpea salad is a great way to enjoy quinoa and fresh summer produce. It’s perfect served alongside grilled chicken or fish, or just keep it simple and serve it with fresh fruit and crackers.
This honey mustard quinoa chickpea salad has lots of summer vegetables – zucchini, peppers, and onions, plus it has an added boost of protein from the chickpeas. The honey mustard dressing is tangy and flavorful – the perfect accompaniment to the quinoa and veggies.
I hope this salad makes an appearance on your summer table soon!
Honey Mustard Quinoa Chickpea Side Salad.
Honey mustard quinoa chickpea side salad is the perfect addition to your summer parties or barbecues.
- 3/4 cup quinoa
- 1/2 cup sweet onion chopped
- 1 cup bell pepper diced
- 1 1/2 cups zucchini sliced
- 15 ounces chickpeas drained and rinsed
For the dressing:
- 2 Tablespoons honey maple syrup or agave syrup if vegan
- 2 Tablespoons mustard
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/3 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Cook the quinoa according to package directions. Set aside to cool.
Put the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. Place the quinoa and all the vegetables in a large bowl and add the dressing. Toss to coat.
Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed. Refrigerate until ready to serve.