If you are local to the Geneva, Il area, I am sure you are familiar with Moveable Feast. It's a local restaurant that serves fresh, daily made salads, soups, sandwiches, and more. They even are home to "Oprah's Favorite brownies."
I love their salads because they are healthy and unique. While they have staples, they also often switch things up with the seasons. Using sweet potatoes more often in the fall, fresh corn in the summer, and the like.
I had Moveable Feast in mind when I created this salad. They love utilizing quinoa and avocado in their salads and I do too!
To create this dish, I used brightly colored peppers and red quinoa. I used a heaping amount of fresh parsley-- parsley is often used as just a garnish, and that's a shame! It adds great freshness to dishes.
This salad makes a great side dish to simple grilled chicken breasts or on it's own for a snack!
Quinoa Power Salad
This quinoa salad is rich in fiber and antioxidants, with ingredients like bell pepper and avocado for added health and flavor.
- 1 cup dry red quinoa
- 1 bell pepper, small diced
- 1 15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 half red onion, small diced
- ½ cup fresh chopped parsley
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 lemon, juiced
- ½ cucumber, small diced
- 2 avocados, diced
Prepare quinoa according to packaging instructions.
Chop all veggies into small pieces.
Combine all ingredients and gently stir to coat.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 573mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 11gSugar: 5gProtein: 8g
TRINITY F GORZ says
This salad looks yummy! I am not sure if i have ever had quinoa. May have to give it a try!
Jill Larson says
This looks great, Sarah, I see how Movable Feast inspired you! I will definitely make this. Will be great for potlucks after the pandemic is over. And another yummy way to use peppers from the garden.
I love Moveable Feast. Do you ever go there? I'm hoping this summer will have more opportunities for get togethers! Home grown peppers would be wonderful in this.