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Quinoa Chickpea Salad & Tahini Cilantro Dressing

RECIPE BY:  Vanessa Percher, Chef Veganessa

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In honour of the International Year of Pulses, we are proud to share a wonderful recipe that is guaranteed to become a family favourite! This quinoa and chickpea salad can be enjoyed as a filling lunch, or as a great side dish at dinnertime.


Dressing (1 cup): 

  • ¼ cup  tahini
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tsp gluten free tamari sauce
  • ¼ cup filtered water
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ tbsp maple syrup


  • 1.5 cups GoGo Quinoa Royal Quinoa (or 3 cups of cooked quinoa)
  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 2 cups cucumber, small cubes
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes cut into quarters
  • 2 cups purple cabbage, finely sliced
  • 4 cups kale, chopped


  1. Cook the quinoa according to package instructions.
  2. To make the dressing, combine all the ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. To assemble salad, toss all the ingredients together and enjoy!
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