This recipe is a slight variation of a recipe my Mom found on The Chew. I wasn't a huge lover of arugula before trying this, but it is so good in it I love it! I think my favorite part of the salad though is the dressing, it is kind of sweet, kind of tangy and has a mustardy taste to it - it's now one of my go to salad dressings. I also want to try making just the quinoa and putting the dressing on it because I think that would be delicious too. This salad is so light and fresh and goes great with chicken to make a very healthy dinner!
-2/3 cup dry quinoa
-1 cup arugula
-1/4 cup chickpeas
-1/2 red onion
-1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
-1 tsp. dijon mustard
-1 tsp. Stevia
-Rinse quinoa with cool water.
-Cook the quinoa: Place quinoa and 1 1/3 cups water in a pot. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and cover the pot. Allow the quinoa to cook covered for 20 minutes and then take off the stove.
-Drain the chickpeas.
-Dice the onion.
-Juice the lemon.
-Stir together the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, and Stevia.
-Combine the cooked quinoa, chickpeas, onion, arugula, and dressing in a bowl.
-Toss the salad to completely cover with dressing.
What's your favorite salad?
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