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Chickpea Quinoa Power Salad
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Chickpea Quinoa Power Salad with Jalapeno Dressing

This Chickpea Quinoa Power Salad with Jalapeno Dressing is a delicious, vegetarian rainbow slaw with diced mango and 2-minute chili lime chickpeas!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Grain Bowl
Cuisine: Salad
Servings: 4 salads


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage
  • 2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 cup Carrot matchsticks
  • 1/2 cucumber, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/3 cup basil, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup mint, finely chopped
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 cup pea shoots
  • 1 bunch radishes, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Jalapeno Dressing

  • 1 jalapeno, deseeded
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Chili Lime Chickpeas

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • In a large bowl, mix together ingredients for chili lime chickpeas. Set aside.
  • Mix together ingredients for jalapeno dressing in a food processor, blender or Magic Bullet and set aside.
  • Chop and prepare veggies and mango, dumping into a large bowl. Meanwhile, cook quinoa according to package directions at the same time. Toss all salad ingredients together (including chickpeas and jalapeno dressing - I would start with half the dressing and add as much as you'd like from there) and serve.
  • Alternately, if serving later or using for weekly meal prep, keep chickpeas and dressing separate, adding right before serving to ensure salad stays fresh. Enjoy!