This delicious recipe was presented to me by a vegan friend. The lime juice gives the quinoa a fresh flavor that can't be beat!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
3 cups
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer, and rinse under cold, running water until the water no longer foams. Bring the quinoa, salt, and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

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  • Once done, stir in the garbanzo beans, tomatoes, garlic, lime juice, and olive oil. Season with cumin, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley to serve.

Nutrition Facts

185 calories; protein 6g 12% DV; carbohydrates 28.8g 9% DV; fat 5.4g 8% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 175.9mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (258)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2009
This one is a keeper, I substituted cilantro for the parsley and added avocados and red onions. Oh my, it even got better after sitting for a while. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2010
This was ok but lacked flavour. My kids who love quinoa wouldn't eat it. The tomatoes did not hold up well. I love all of the ingredients but together they were uninspired and uninteresting. Sorry I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. Read More
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377 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 207
  • 4 star values: 108
  • 3 star values: 43
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2009
This one is a keeper, I substituted cilantro for the parsley and added avocados and red onions. Oh my, it even got better after sitting for a while. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2008
Wow! This is a great recipe. I made a few modifications to it to make it perfect for me- I used a whole can of mixed beans instead of chick peas/garbanzo beans increased the 'dressing' by half and that included the garlic used grape/cherry tomatoes sliced in half AND used one-half cup chopped fresh cilantro instead of the parsley. I know the vegetarians where I work will just LOVE this recipe. It's a winner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2009
I found a very similar recipe on another site and followed that one's suggestion of using 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro instead of the parsley. I used an entire can of garbanzo beans & more garlic. I also sauteed some chopped onion and wilted a head of spinach with a little more olive oil and tossed that with the mixture. Very flavorful mixture - especially after a day or two in the fridge. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2011
Delicious! I halved the recipe and made a few tiny alterations. I did 1/2c quinoa to 1c water (and then some) 2/3c garbanzo beans a whole (small) tomato 1 (HUGE) clove of garlic 1.5 limes juiced no olive oil (forgot) 1 tsp cumin and half of a (small) red onion. Super tasty!! My boyfriend and I love it. The lime is great and the red onion (per another member's suggestion) is totally necessary. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2008
I usually review the day after I have tried a recipe....but I wanted to say how much I loved this recipe! So yummy! I used cherry tomatoes which I quartered and only used 1/2 c. quinoa to 1c. water. I also added only 2tsp. evoo. LOVED the freshness of the lime juice parlsey and garlic. Will most definately make again. A great dish thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2010
Super yummy. I customized, though - added more garlic, cayenne, onion, broccoli, fresh basil, oregano, chopped walnuts, then topped it with diced cucumber, a sprinkle of kalamata olives, and feta. Lovely flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2008
I made this recipe tonight and it was great! Super easy for a busy mom. I didn't have any quinoa on hand so I used couscous. I also added zucchini yellow squash and green onions and I sauteed chickpeas and veggies while the couscous was cooking. I also added lime juice cumin and parsley to the couscous. My 2 year old daughter wasn't a big fan of the lime and cumin flavors so I squeezed a bit of orange on hers and the sweetness from the orange balanced out the tangy. It was very good this way too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2008
This reminds me of my favorite quinoa recipe that uses black beans. The chickpeas were a nice change! My family really enjoyed this recipe. It's great room temperature cold and works well if you need a side dish for a picnic that doesn't have mayonnaise. A great way to introduce a new food to your friends & family! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2008
Instead of chickpeas I stir fried some chicken with the garlic and olive oil and a little onion. I cooked the quinoa as per recipe and added spices and tomatoes before serving. It was delish! (Would be great with chickpeas too!) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2010
This was ok but lacked flavour. My kids who love quinoa wouldn't eat it. The tomatoes did not hold up well. I love all of the ingredients but together they were uninspired and uninteresting. Sorry I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. Read More
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