Have you ever found a BBQ sauce that you can’t get enough of? I’m crazy over the BBQ Ranch from Primal Kitchen. It has the BBQ flavor with a classic ranch creaminess. Made with avocado oil, Paleo Friendly and Keto Certified. It’s the perfect addition to my BBQ Ranch Chickpea Salad.
I’m kind of a salad snob and I love making large extravagant salads for Zach and I. I’m also a huge chickpea lover and I use them in place of chicken all the time in my salads. Like on my Vegan Caesar Salad with Spicy Roasted Chickpeas. That one is one of my favorite salads to make.
I love making this BBQ Ranch Chickpea Salad for a quick dinner or easy lunch. My husband and I both work from home and have a toddler running around most days. Something quick and healthy is our jam. Let me show you how simple it is to make this yummy and healthy meal.
- 1 cup white quinoa, uncooked
- 2 ½ cups water
- Pinch of salt
- 1 can chickpeas, washed and drained
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- Avocado, for serving
- ¼ cup Primal Foods BBQ Ranch + more for serving
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400ºF. To prepare the Roasted Chickpeas, toss the chickpeas with bbq ranch sauce in a bowl, then pour them into a rimmed baking sheet. Arrange them into a single layer, then bake for 15 minutes.
Step 2: Add quinoa, water and pinch of salt to a saucepan on medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes. Fluff and serve.
Step 3: To assemble the salad, add quinoa to a bowl and top with bbq ranch chickpeas, red bell pepper, avocado. Add more bbq ranch if you prefer.