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Citrus Quinoa Avocado Salad

This colorful quinoa avocado salad is full of vibrant flavors with the addition of zesty lemons and fresh cilantro. It is also rich in cancer-fighting foods including omega-3-rich avocados combined with fiber-rich quinoa, chickpeas and fresh vegetables. The dish is plant-based, but hearty and filling enough to be a satisfying meal for everyone.

Citrus Quinoa Avocado Salad


1/2 cup cucumber, diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2 small cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1 bunch cilantro
2 cups spinach, thinly sliced
1 15.5 oz can no salt added garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa
2 medium avocados, diced

For the dressing:
Juice of 2 lemons
Zest of 1 lemon
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
Dash of cayenne pepper (optional) Salt and pepper, to taste


Place all salad ingredients in a bowl.

Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a separate bowl. 2/2 Nutrition Facts

Drizzle dressing over salad mixture and gently toss ingredients together until dressing is incorporated throughout.

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