Diabetes Recipe: Quinoa Chickpea Salad


Quinoa Chickpea Salad is a good and complete meal replacement for people with diabetes and is a good source of proteins and fiber.


Quinoa – 60 gm uncooked  

Chick pea – 30 gm uncooked

Chopped mix veg (cucumber, tomato, onion and bell pepper ) 100 -150 gm

Lime Juice – 1 spoon

Green Coriander – 1/2 spoon chopped coriander

Mint leaves -1-2 leaves

Olive oil- 1 tea spoon 

Minced Garlic – 3 to 4 cloves

Black Pepper – 1 tsp

Salt – as per taste 

Steps :

  1. Start with cooking quinoa in pressure cooker with double the quantity of water. Kindly wash quinoa in water before cooking it.
  2. Pre-soak chick pea for 6 hours and pressure cook with 4-5 whistle and with little salt.
  3. Chop all the vegetables.
  4. Next mix olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic, mint leaves, green coriander leaves, black pepper and salt. Mix all ingredients together to make a salad dressing.
  5. In a large bowl, place Chick Pea, Quinoa and vegetables together and sprinkle salad dressing over the salad ingredients.
  6. Toss the salad gently to combine .

Serve immediately or refrigerate for 30 min before serving if you want to serve it cold .

Nutritional Insights:

Calories: 418

Carbohydrate: 51 gm

Protein: 16 gm

Fat: 10.1 gm

Fiber: 11.2 gm


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