Quinoa Deli Salad


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 cups


  • 3 cups coarsely chopped Bibb, Boston, or butterhead lettuce

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red bell pepper

  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinaigrette, divided (see Tip)

  • ¼ cup cooked quinoa

  • ½ cup canned low-sodium chickpeas, rinsed

  • ¼ cup drained canned artichoke hearts, quartered

  • 1 slice low-sodium deli ham, diced (1 oz.)

  • 2 tablespoons shredded low-moisture, part-skim mozzarella cheese (1/2 oz.)


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

  2. 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 (per serving)

404 Calories
21g Fat
39g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 4 cups
Calories 404
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 18g 36%
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Vitamin A 7638IU 153%
Vitamin C 67mg 74%
Folate 182mcg 46%
Sodium 740mg 32%
Calcium 223mg 17%
Iron 5mg 27%
Magnesium 80mg 19%
Potassium 704mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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