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Gluten Free Caprese Quinoa Salad Recipe

Now that winter has gone, and we’ve emerged from hibernation and put our down jackets and wool sweaters away, it’s also time that we set aside the winter comfort foods. Instead of filling our tables with sweet potatoes and winter squashes, let’s lighten things up and welcome spring and all its amazing produce.

I’m a firm believer in eating as seasonally as possible, which is partly why I love spring so much. With all that variety, I’m going to show you how to use the abundance of fresh produce in this gluten free caprese quinoa salad recipe. This salad is reminiscent of a classic Caprese in terms of flavor, but swaps the cheese for chickpeas to make it high protein and allergy-friendly.

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Gluten Free Caprese Quinoa Salad Recipe

I'm going to show you how to use the abundance of fresh produce in this gluten free caprese quinoa salad recipe. This salad is reminiscent of a classic Caprese in terms of flavor, but swaps the cheese for chickpeas to make it high protein and allergy-friendly.
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 481kcal

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 2 cups cooked white quinoa cooled
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves torn into pieces

For the dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes optional

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, tomatoes, chickpeas, and basil. Toss to combine.
  • Whisk together the dressing ingredients, reserving a bit of fresh cracked pepper to garnish, in a small bowl. Pour the dressing over the quinoa salad and stir together until evenly coated.
  • Garnish with the reserved pepper. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Caprese Quinoa Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 481 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 1189mg50%
Potassium 1393mg40%
Carbohydrates 139g46%
Fiber 19g76%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 680IU14%
Vitamin C 20.5mg25%
Calcium 147mg15%
Iron 11.2mg62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Alyssa Rimmer Caprese Chickpeas Dairy Free Gluten-Free Gluten-Free Recipes Healthy Magazine Quinoa
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