Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad

Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad

This Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad is refreshing and delicious! It contains a perfect blend of vegetables and fruits to make the perfect recipe.

4.25 from 4 votes
Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad
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Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: African, American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 426kcal


  • cup quinoa
  • 1⅓ cups water
  • ½ cup almonds - chopped
  • 1 small shallot - finely chopped
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas - strained
  • ounces arugula
  • ½ cup mint - chopped
  • ¼ cup dates - chopped

For the Spiced Moroccan Dressing:

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • Pinch red pepper flakes


  • In a saucepan, combine quinoa and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer and cook quinoa for 12-15 minutes. Fluff with a spoon and cover with a tea towel. Let rest.
  • Toast almonds in a skillet on medium heat, stirring often until fragrant and golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Prepare dressing in a small bowl by whisking together all dressing ingredients.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine quinoa, shallot, carrots, chickpeas, arugula, mint, dates, and toasted almonds. Pour dressing over top and toss to combine.


Nutrition Facts
Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 426 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 603mg17%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 4034IU81%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Chickpeas Hannah Sunderani Moroccan Quinoa
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  1. Veronika Singh
    June 21, 2020

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    1. Teri Crocker
      June 12, 2021

      This is our summer go to dish. Add a grilled or baked fish for added yum!

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