Friday, April 10, 2009

quinoa chickpea and sweet pepper salad

I've been ass-deep in exams lately, and so eating has been limited to things that are fast. My latest staple is something that is easy to make and keeps nicely in the fridge for daaaays.

It is maybe the easiest thing ever.

1 part cooked quinoa (great for leftovers)
1 part canned and drained chickpeas
1 part chopped sweet pepper (whatever colour you have on hand). 
garnish/ mix in some fresh chopped green onion stem if you're in to onions if not, leave 'em out. I won't lose sleep over it.

Mix and add your favourite dressing. (I like you-must-make-this-dressing from Vegan a Go Go)

(only add the dressing right before eating, I keep the mix, minus the dressing in a tupperware in the fridge dish it up and dig in. it's one of those foods thats absolutely fabulous cold, so great for being busy or stuck somewhere where theres nothing delicious.)

Quinoa and chickpeas are both packed with protein, and peppers add a delightful crunch and sweetness. (Plus, probably some vitaminies too:) )