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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins


  • 2 cups romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic


  • First, cook the quinoa. Add two cups of quinoa and four cups of water to a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then let simmer on low-medium heat until all of the water is absorbed.
  • Combine the lettuce, quinoa, pepper, onion, tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas, and avocado to a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the olive oil, maple syrup, lemon juice, and minced garlic. Drizzle on top of the salad and serve.