Quinoa and Peppers Salad

I made this salad for lunch today, and it is SO good!  I need to go grocery shopping tomorrow, so today, I just wanted to throw something together from what I had – this included bell peppers, quinoa, chick peas, and a few other ingredients!  I am now crazy about this dish!

I always love eating bell peppers for a variety of reasons.  Some of those reasons are:

  • All that beta-carotene that peppers hold is great for the eyes, and can help to prevent cataracts and macular degeneration.
  • 1 cup of chopped bell peppers provides a whopping 2.5 grams of fiber, or 10% of your daily value of fiber. This makes these yummy morsels great for the digestive system and keeping one regular.
  • They are filled with vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, copper, and manganese.
  • The large amount of antioxidants in bell peppers help to destroy free-radicals in the body.
  • Another plus due to the antioxidants in bell peppers is that they are great for the cardiovascular system and may help to prevent blood clots, and in turn prevent heart attacks and strokes.

All these health benefits along with how delicious these guys are make including them in my diet a no brainer! Anyway, back to this salad. This is really easy to throw together, and like I said, it is DELICIOUS and super healthy!



For the salad

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 15 oz can chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced

For the dressing: I used my simple basil and lemon dressing recipe

  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 4-5 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • sea salt to taste


1.) In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dressing together.  Set aside.

2.) Cook the quinoa as directed on the package.  Drain and rinse your chick peas.  Chop all your vegetables.

3.) Mix all your ingredients together and top with the dressing.

Yum, YuM, and YUM!  Enjoy! 🙂

%d bloggers like this: