One Bowl Meal- Quinoa, Chickpea and Mint Salad


If you’re on the hunt for a delicious one bowl meal, look no further. This recipe is so simple and it takes nearly no time at all to make (under 30 minutes). Plus, you are getting a complete protein from the quinoa and extra protein from the chickpeas. Read on for the full recipe!


  • One cup of cooked quinoa
  • Two pickling cucumbers, or half of one large/traditional cucumber
  • A sprig/handful of mint leaves
  • One can of rinsed chickpeas
  • Half of a medium sized red onion
  • Sprinkle of salt, pepper to taste
  • OPTIONAL – nutritional yeast and sesame seeds to top it all off

For the dressing – I used the same base as the one in our Mint and Roasted Chickpea Salad, except I added a tablespoon of real mustard and a tablespoon of tahini. For another salad dressing option you can also try out Erin’s Simple and Healthy salad dressing.


  1. Cook one cup of quinoa (boil two cups of water, add one cup of rinsed quinoa to that boiling water, reduce to a simmer and let cook for 15 minutes or until the quinoa starts to fluff up).
  2. Rinse the chickpeas, chop the cucumber into dime-size pieces, dice the onion and mint and add all ingredients to a bowl.
  3. Add dressing and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Let quinoa cool slightly and add to bowl and you’re done!

Told you it was simple, and I love a one-bowl dish 🙂 and this is a healthy, filling meal that is even yummier as leftovers. You can even cook your quinoa the night before to make it even faster or try it out as a potluck dish as a vegan or dairy & gluten free side or full meal. Anyway you make it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


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