One Pot Quinoa Chickpea Salad ($2/serving!)

One pot. Healthy. Quick. Delicious. Vegetarian. Inexpensive.

I mean really, what else could you want?!

1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
6 oz tomato paste
1/2 cup cilantro
2 tbl lemon juice
1 tbl lemon zest
1 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
2 cups chickpeas

There aren’t even enough directions to label them as “steps”!

Add all ingredients into a pot. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cook about 15 minutes until the liquid is absorbed.

BAM! Done!!

If you like spicy food, add in some red pepper flakes and jalepenos!!

Garnish with a slice of lemon and cracked pepper.

Not a vegetarian? Make this as a side dish instead of a main to accompany any meal! Trying to figure out how to pair it? Place on top of a bed of lettuce or arugula with some chicken or fish!

Can it get ANY easier?!


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