Quinoa & Chickpea Salad


  • 100g dry quinoa Juice from
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 2ml cumin
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • Half a punnet cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks chopped
  • Half a can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 chopped carrots
  • 2 handfuls fresh rocket
  • A few basil leaves, torn
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chilli is a delicious extra if you like a bit of a bite  
  1. Place the quinoa in a pot, cover it with plenty water and bring it to the boil. Simmer for 8-10 minutes until cooked, drain, rinse and leave to dry (I often pop it into the fridge if I am in a rush and feeling HUNGRY)
  2. Make a dressing with the lemon juice, garlic, olive oil and cumin. Add some salt and pepper to this dressing (dip your finger in and taste if it is correctly seasoned)
  3. Mix the quinoa and the dressing together
  4. Add the chopped cherry tomatoes, celery, carrots and chickpeas
  5. Just before you eat add the rocket and basil leaves into the salad!
This is a fresh and SUPER healthy lunchtime meal!