Quinoa Tuna and Chickpeas Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa Tuna and Chickpeas recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa Tuna and Chickpeas using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by cdividedbyd

Makes 4 servings



Delicious, light salad enough for a meal.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa Tuna and Chickpeas

7 ounces tuna, drained
1 cup quinoa
1 tsp sea salt
2 cups baby spinach
15 ounces chickpeas, drained
1 cup cilantro, chopped
1 cup mint, chopped
2 scallions, finely sliced
8 tomatoes, baby, quartered
1 clove garlic, grated
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 pinch sea salt

Recipe Directions for Quinoa Tuna and Chickpeas

  1. Add the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and whisk. Set aside.

  2. Place quinoa in a small, heat-proof bowl. Cover with 1 cup of boiling water and soak for 5 minutes. Use a sieve to drain it and then give the quinoa a good wash under cold, running water. Run your fingers through it while you wash it.

  3. Place quinoa in a small saucepan and add 1 cup of water and 1/2 tsp of sea salt.

  4. Bring to a boil then lower heat to medium-low and cover.

  5. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the water has been absorbed. Remove quinoa from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes with lid on.

  6. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine the tuna, spinach, chickpeas, celery, cilantro, mint, onions and tomatoes.

  7. Fluff the quinoa gently and add to the salad ingredients. Add the dressing and stir well to coat.

Categories

Fish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 507.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
750
Calories from Fat
184
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
20.4g
31%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
613mg
26%
Potassium
2146mg
61%
Total Carbohydrates
103.9g
35%
Dietary Fiber
26.5g
106%
Sugars
18.3g
Protein
43.0g
Vitamin A 97% Vitamin C 82%
Calcium 23% Iron 71%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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