Cinnamon quinoa with dates


  • Makes4 Servings
Cinnamon quinoa with dates

Jodi Pudge

Chatelaine Triple Tested


  • 1 cup red quinoa

  • 540-mL can chickpeas

  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates

  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tsp lemon zest

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan. Rinse 1 cup red quinoa with water. Drain. Stir into boiling water. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, until tender, about 15 min. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 5 min. Transfer to a medium bowl. Fluff quinoa with a fork, then stir in a drained, rinsed 540-mL can of chickpeas, 1/2 cup chopped dates and 1/4 cup chopped parsley. Whisk 2 tbsp olive oil with 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp lemon zest, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp salt in a small bowl. Drizzle over quinoa mixture and stir until well coated.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 410, Protein 12g, Carbohydrates 69g, Fat 11g, Fibre 10g, Sodium 425mg.