This Chickpea Quinoa Salad with Kale recipe would be a wonderful addition to your Labor Day barbecue.
Chickpea Quinoa Salad with Kale
1 cup quinoa
2 cups chopped kale
1 avocado, divided
Juice from 2 lemons and 1 lime
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cucumber, cut in 1/4 inch cubes
2 cups grape tomatoes cut in half
1 cup fresh corn
2 cups cooked chickpeas
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1 avocado, cubed
Bring 2 cups water to boil. Add quinoa, reduce heat to low and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Let cool before adding to salad. To speed up the cooling process, spread out on a small baking pan and place in freezer for 5 minutes.
Place chopped kale in a large salad bowl. Massage kale with 1/4 of the avocado and lemon juice until tender. Add remaining ingredients and toss. Salt to taste.