Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup quinoa

  2. 2 cups water

  3. 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans (or the equivalent dried amount)

  4. 1/2 cup fresh cilantro , chopped

  5. 1/2 red onion , chopped

  6. 1 garlic clove , smashed and chopped

  7. 1/4 cup tahini

  8. 1 lemon, zest of

  9. 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

  10. 2 tablespoons olive oil

  11. 2 tablespoons hot water

  12. 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Rinse the quinoa in a strainer.

  2. In a medium saucepan heat the quinoa and water to boiling.

  3. Reduce heat and simmer until water is absorbed and quinoa is fluffy, about 15 minutes. Drain any extra water and set aside.

  4. While the quinoa is cooking, make the dressing. Whisk together the garlic, tahini, lemon zest and juice, and olive oil. Add the hot water to thin and then add the salt.

  5. Toss the cooked quinoa, beans, cilantro, red onion, and half of the dressing. Add more dressing if desired and season with additional salt to taste.

  6. Serve garnished with fresh cilantro.


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