Chickpea Quinoa Cilantro Salad

by Cindy Yanasha Angulo in , , ,

Who's doing Meatless Monday's??   Add this to your lunch menu!  It's a fast salad that you can make the night before and bring to lunch.  You can play around with ingredients/spices but the best part is, it tastes great cold or hot!   We love versatile lunches!  

Time: 25 mins



  • 1 cup quinoa (organic whole grain preferred!)
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 2 Garden Burger veggie burgers
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Grape or cherry tomatoes (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  1. Make quinoa according to instructions on your packet.  Flavor with salt & pepper.
  2. Strain and wash the can of chickpeas - also season with salt & pepper.
  3. Use a knife to cut your veggie burgers into bite-sized pieces (while they're still semi-frozen).
  4. In a medium frying pan, pan-fry the veggie burger pieces until golden brown (I sprayed a little cooking spray in the pan first, so I didn't have to use any extra oil). 
  5. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together until well-combined.  Drizzle olive oil over the mixture and toss lightly.  Enjoy!