Quinoa Avocado Salad

Quinoa Avocado Salad

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From: EatingWell.com, April 2018

Protein-packed quinoa pairs with creamy avocado in this refreshing grain salad. It's the perfect make-ahead side dish to bring on a picnic or take to a potluck. Or pack it for lunch or enjoy it as a light dinner.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 2 medium avocados, chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 scallion, sliced

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  1. Whisk lime juice, oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add quinoa, avocados, tomatoes, cucumber, cilantro and scallion; stir gently until combined.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 4 hours.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1½ cups
  • Per serving: 414 calories; 25 g fat(3 g sat); 12 g fiber; 44 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 156 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 722 IU vitamin A; 22 mg vitamin C; 58 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 313 mg sodium; 968 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Folate (39% daily value), Vitamin C (37% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 5 fat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable

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