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.

Lauren Lastowka
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Spring 2019




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; protein 17.9g 36% DV; carbohydrates 38.7g 13% DV; dietary fiber 9.6g 38% DV; sugars 7.3g; fat 20.6g 32% DV; saturated fat 4.2g 21% DV; cholesterol 17mg 6% DV; vitamin a iu 7638.1IU 153% DV; vitamin c 66.6mg 111% DV; folate 182mcg 46% DV; calcium 222.8mg 22% DV; iron 4.8mg 26% DV; magnesium 80.2mg 29% DV; potassium 703.5mg 20% DV; sodium 739.9mg 30% DV.