Quinoa, Chickpeas, Parsley and Tomatoes with Salsa Verde {recipe}

Quinoa with Italian Salsa Verde

See? I told you…


(Don’t worry, I won’t be posting every permutation of grain + vegetables + salsa verde that we eat this week. Just this one.)
Quinoa with Italian Salsa Verde

Quinoa and Vegetables with Salsa Verde {inspiration}

I’m not calling this “inspiration” because it’s all that inspired. Or inspiring. Or even interesting. It’s just that calling it a “recipe” feels dirty and cheap the way Sandra Lee punching out a Pop-Tart with a heart-shaped cookie-cutter and calling it a semi-homemade breakfast of love feels, you know.

makes however much you make


quinoa, brown rice, buckwheat, or any other grain, cooked
cooked (or raw) vegetables of your choice that would “go” with Italian-leaning herbs (see suggestions below)
Salsa Verde
additional olive oil, salt and pepper to taste
optional: fresh squozen lemon juice


Toss quinoa with vegetables.

Add some salsa verde. For 2 cups of quinoa, I used about 2 tablespoons of salsa verde. Toss with quinoa and vegetables until everything is nicely coated.

Taste. Add more salsa verde if necessary. Season with more olive oil, salt, pepper, and/or fresh lemon juice if necessary. And it’s probably necessary because who gets it perfectly exactly right the first time ever?


I like quinoa and/or brown rice for everything. Unless I feel like buckwheat soba.

We mixed quinoa and straight salsa verde for one bowl, and chickpeas, tomatoes, and parsley in another because that is what we had on hand (I realize this is slightly incestuous since there is already a ton of parsley in the salsa verde). It tasted a bit like tabbouleh, a bit like the “Hummus Quinoa” we had a few weeks ago.

Other Combinations to Throw Into Quinoa:

This is so redundant. Clearly, a reflection of my life, right now.
kale + cannellini beans
spinach + sauteed mushrooms and onions + crumbled feta cheese
broccoli + sauteed tofu

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 trin September 7, 2012 at 4:26 pm

i thought you were allergic to tomatoes?


2 Sarah J. Gim September 7, 2012 at 4:31 pm

i am! (and wow, you were paying attention! :D)

i ate the plain one :)


3 Kelly Alone October 2, 2012 at 7:58 am

I just fell in love with you. You used the word “squozen”. : )


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