Carrot, Chickpea and Quinoa Melange

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Geema

You must try this wonderful combination of flavors. It provides lots of protein for vegetarians, but it's also a great side dish for a simple grilled meat entree. I think you could substitute rice for the qunioa if it's not available to you. The next time I make this, I think I'm going to stir in some fresh chopped spinach just before serving instead of the parsley.

Top Review by Oliver & Fischer's Mommy

This was a great easy recipe for a yummy and nutritious dish. We like a little more flavor and spice to our food, so I made these changes to suit our tastes: 1 tsp chili powder, 2 tsp cumin, doubled the garlic, and used chopped cilantro instead of parsley. You could definately mix in other veggies like broccoli, peas, green beans, etc, or use a different type of bean. I used this as a side dish with salmon cakes for my husband and I put some in a warmed piece of galic naan with greek yogurt for myself. I will definatly make this again! Thanks alot!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add garlic, cayenne, and cumin and stir 30 seconds.
  3. Add carrots, garbanzos, and broth and bring to boil.
  4. Add quinoa and simmer, covered, 30 minutes or until quinoa has absorbed all liquid.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and stir in parsley.

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