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




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

4 cups
404 calories; protein 17.9g; carbohydrates 38.7g; dietary fiber 9.6g; sugars 7.3g; fat 20.6g; saturated fat 4.2g; cholesterol 17mg; vitamin a iu 7638.1IU; vitamin c 66.6mg; folate 182mcg; calcium 222.8mg; iron 4.8mg; magnesium 80.2mg; potassium 703.5mg; sodium 739.9mg.