Cook quinoa according to package directions, using chicken broth for more flavor, if desired.
While quinoa is cooking, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and saute until browned. Remove to a plate and set aside.
In same skillet, add spinach and cook for 2-3 minutes or until wilted. Remove and place with mushrooms.
To make the dressing, combine the vinegar, olive oil, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and pepper.
Once quinoa is cooked, add in spinach, mushrooms, chickpeas, and Parmesan cheese. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture and toss to coat.