My F&W
quick save (...)
Quinoa, Chickpea and Spinach Salad
© Guy Ambrosino

Quinoa, Chickpea and Spinach Salad

  • ACTIVE: 25 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4 to 6
  • FAST

This spinach and quinoa salad is all you need on a hot summer day—easy to make and so very refreshing to eat.

  1. 1 cup quinoa
  2. 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  3. 4 ounces baby spinach (about 4 cups), coarsely chopped
  4. 2 ripe tomatoes, cored, seeded and chopped
  5. 3 scallions, chopped
  6. 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
  7. 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  8. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  9. Kosher salt
  10. Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Rinse the quinoa in 3 changes of water in a bowl, rubbing the grains and letting them settle each time before pouring off the water (if the quinoa does not settle, drain in a large fine-mesh sieve after each rinse).
  2. Cook the quinoa in a medium saucepan of boiling well-salted water until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain well in a sieve and let cool.
  3. Combine the chickpeas, spinach, tomatoes, scallions and cooled quinoa in a large bowl. Add the feta, lemon juice and olive oil and toss gently but thoroughly to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Make Ahead The salad can be made 2 hours ahead.
You Might Also Like


Average Rating



Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.