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Quinoa and Chickpea Pesto Salad

This Quinoa and Chickpea Pesto Salad is filled with chickpeas, hearty quinoa, cherry tomatoes, red onions, and crumbled feta cheese. It's tossed with a zesty pesto sauce that packs a punch of flavor in every bite. It's easy to prepare and makes simple dish that's perfect for lunch or dinner!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pesto recipe, quinoa bowl
Servings: 4
Calories: 254kcal


  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 can (15 ounce) chickpeas drained, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • ½ red onion diced
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ cup Basil Pesto or any store-bought pesto


  • Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  • Once quinoa is prepared, pour into a medium bowl. Add chickpeas, tomatoes, red onion, feta, and pesto. Stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 534IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg