This healthy version of a deli salad combines hearty quinoa and chickpeas with small amounts of ham and mozzarella, so you get all of the flavor without overdoing it on the sodium. This healthy quinoa salad is great as dinner and doubles as a delicious lunch the next day. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Spring 2019

Lauren Lastowka


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Toss lettuce and pepper with 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. vinaigrette and place on a 9-inch plate.

  • Toss quinoa and chickpeas with the remaining 2 tsp. vinaigrette and place on top of the lettuce and pepper. Top with artichokes, ham, and mozzarella.


Tip: To make a quick homemade red-wine vinaigrette, whisk 2 Tbsp. red-wine vinegar with 1/8 tsp. each salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil until blended. Extra dressing will keep, covered, in the refrigerator, for up to 5 days. Bring to room temperature before using.

Nutrition Facts

404 calories; total fat 20.6g 32% DV; saturated fat 4.2g; cholesterol 17mg 6% DV; sodium 740mg 30% DV; potassium 704mg 20% DV; carbohydrates 38.7g 12% DV; fiber 9.6g 38% DV; sugar 7g; protein 17.9g 36% DV; exchange other carbs 3; vitamin a iu 7638IU; vitamin c 67mg; folate 182mcg; calcium 223mg; iron 5mg; magnesium 80mg.