Warm quinoa and black chick pea salad

Quinoa is a great source of protein. Coupled with another good protein source, chick peas, and with a bunch of fresh veggies makes with salad exciting yummy and healthy.

Warm quinoa and black chick pea salad

Warm quinoa and black chick pea salad


1 cup pre-cooked (boiled) quinoa, ½ cup boiled black peas, ½ peeled and chopped carrot, ½ sliced leek, 5 chopped red radishes, 8 – 9 largely chopped sweet pods, handful of fine chopped fresh mint, 1 grated garlic clove, 2 finely chopped green chillies, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste and a drizzle of olive oil



  1. Heat the oil in a pan and temper it with the grated garlic and chilli.
  2. Add the leeks and sweat them for about a minute.
  3. Add the carrots, sweet pods and radish and stir well. Cook on a medium flame with the lid on for just about 1 minute…mostly to warm up the vegetables and allowing them to take up the seasoned olive oil.
  4. Add the quinoa, black chick peas, salt and pepper, stir well and cook for another 30 seconds with the lid on.
  5. Switch off the flame and remove onto a serving plate. Squeeze in some fresh lemon juice and stir in the mint. Mix well and serve warm.