Chickpea Quinoa Salad With Pumpkin

Chickpea Quinoa Salad With Pumpkin Recipe

By Earth of Maria

🔪Prep Time: 5 mins

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 20 mins

Ingredients

▢ 550 g pumpkin, (about 500g/18oz), cubed

▢ 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste

▢ 1/4 tsp black pepper

▢ 1/4 tsp garlic granules

▢ 1 tbsp maple syrup

▢ 1/2 cup quinoa, dry

▢ 1.5 cups chickpeas, cooked

▢ 1 large carrot, ribboned*

▢ 1 medium red onion, chopped

▢ 1/2 cup petit pois

▢ 1 medium avocado, mashed

▢ 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

▢ 1 clove garlic, minced

▢ 2-3 tbsp chopped walnuts, to garnish, optional

Instructions

1Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C/392 F. Cook the quinoa according to packaging instructions (this should take around 20 minutes).

2In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cubed pumpkin, salt, pepper and maple syrup until the pumpkin is evenly coated. Transfer to a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the pumpkin is soft.

3Add the pumpkin, cooked quinoa, chickpeas, carrot, red onion, carrot ribbons, petit pois, mashed avocado and balsamic vinegar to a large mixing bowl. Stir well to combine, seasoning with more salt and pepper and garnishing with walnuts if desired. Serve straight away or chill for an hour for a cold salad.**

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