Quinoa Salad with Orange and Mint

This quinoa salad is easy and quick to prepare. It is made with juicy, fresh oranges, sweet cranberries, protein-rich chickpeas, fresh mint, and parsley leaves. It is garnished with an exotic dressing. This salad is an excellent choice during the warm summer months when you are looking for something light to eat, but you can enjoy it all year round.


Preparation time: 30 minutes


Servings: 2-4



1 cup cooked quinoa, strained

½ cup cooked chickpeas, strained

3 oranges, peeled and cut into rings

½ red onion, diced

½ cup dry cranberries

3-4 tbsp fresh mint leaves, finely chopped

3-4 tbsp fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped

1 handful of rocket salad


Dressing ingredients:

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

1 orange juice

1 tbsp olive oil

1 garlic clove, mashed

salt and black pepper to taste


1. Cook the quinoa and chickpeas following the packaging instructions, strain them and set them aside.

2. Mix all dressing ingredients in a small bowl, then set the dressing aside.

3. Mix the quinoa, chickpeas, orange slices, red onion, cranberries, fresh mint leaves, fresh parsley leaves, and rocket in a large bowl. Coat everything with the dressing.

4. Serve and enjoy.