a glass bowl of chickpea quinoa salad with turnip greens with Nature's Greens turnip greens beside it.

Chickpea Quinoa Salad with Turnip Greens

If you need an on-the-go meal or healthy summer side dish, this healthy chickpea quinoa salad with turnip greens is for you. Dressed in an orange basil dressing, this plant-based salad recipe uses fresh turnip greens in a nutritious and wholesome way.

free from: wheat/gluten, soy, dairy, egg, shellfish, fish, tree nuts, peanuts

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 155 kcal


  • 2/3 cup quinoa (approximately 2 cups cooked)
  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped Nature's Greens turnip greens
  • 15 oz chickpeas (drained and rinsed)


  1. If cooking quinoa from scratch, bring 1 ⅓ cup water to a boil, add ⅔ cup dry quinoa, cover, reduce to a simmer, and cook 15 minutes. Quinoa is when it is fluffy and all of the water has been absorbed and cooked off. Let quinoa cool. While quinoa is cooking you can chop your basil, turnip greens, and zest and juice your orange.

  2. Whisk together dressing ingredients (orange juice and zest, olive oil, and basil) in a small bowl.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, turnip greens, and chickpeas. Add the dressing and toss to combine.

  4. Can be served immediately or made up to 24 hours in advance.

Nutrition Facts
Chickpea Quinoa Salad with Turnip Greens
Amount Per Serving
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 151mg7%
Potassium 206mg6%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 875IU18%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.