Quinoa salad with chickpeas and roasted sweet potatoes remind me of Fall. This is a hearty quinoa salad recipe that will keep you going throughout the day.
You can use canned chickpeas if you would like. I like to use dried chickpeas and make some extra for homemade hummus. Also, when you make your own chickpeas, you can freeze them for future use. I’ve made hummus from frozen chickpeas and it tasted great.
Tips and Tricks
I personally char my sweet potatoes to perfection. When sweet potatoes get charred, they have a smoky-sweet flavor. I think this goes great with the caramelized onions and goat cheese.
You can add some prosciutto or roasted chicken breast to this quinoa salad with chickpeas if you like. You can also swap out cranberries for golden raisins.
Another way of modifying this dish is by using butternut squash in lieu of sweet potatoes. Butternut squash is less starchy and is a great substitute.
This is one of the quinoa salads that goes well as a side. I made this one Thanksgiving as a side for the turkey and it was great.
How To Store
This dish stays fresh in the fridge for 4 to 5 days, and it's very easy to pack for lunches. Eat the quinoa salad with chickpeas directly out of the fridge. I do not recommend reheating this dish.
Other Great Quinoa Recipes
- Greek Quinoa Salad
- Lentil Quinoa Salad With Spinach
- Tabbouleh With Quinoa
- Mint and Pomegranate Quinoa Salad
I have included this recipe in my list of Top Quinoa Salad Recipes.Print