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Moroccan Roasted Carrot and Chickpea Quinoa Salad

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“from the Closet Cooking blog.”
READY IN:
1hr 15mins
SERVES:
4-6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 large carrots (peeled and slices 1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon moroccan seasoning
  • 12 cup red quinoa
  • 12 cup white quinoa
  • 2 cups water (or vegetable broth)
  • 2 teaspoons moroccan seasoning1 cup chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 14 cup red onion (diced)
  • 14 cup raisins
  • 14 cup pine nuts (toasted)
  • 1 handful parsley (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon (zest and juice)
  • 1 teaspoon moroccan seasoning
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Toss the carrots in the olive oil along with the spices.
  2. Arrange the carrots in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Roast in a preheated 400F oven until tender, about 20-30 minutes, turning them once in the middle.
  4. Simmer the quinoa in the water along with the spices until the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  5. Mix the carrots, quinoa, chickpeas, onion, raisins, pine nuts and parsley in a bowl.
  6. Mix the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, moroccan spice blend, salt and pepper in a small bowl and then toss the salad in it.

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