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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 rainbow slaw with diced mango and chili lime chickpeas!
Prep Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: power salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 270kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa usually 1 cup quinoa and 2 cups water cooked in a rice cooker or pot on the stove
  • 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
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Jalapeno Dressing

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

Chili Lime Chickpeas

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


  • In a large bowl, mix together ingredients for chili lime chickpeas. Set aside. Meanwhile, cook quinoa according to package directions at the same time.
  • 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. Toss all salad ingredients together and serve immediately.
  • 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!


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 708mg | Potassium: 773mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 8009IU | Vitamin C: 112mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 3mg