Quinoa and Cucumber Noodles Salad With Avocado Dressing

A protein-rich salad that will quickly become a weekday staple.

This fresh, crunchy quinoa salad is exactly what you need when it’s too hot to turn on the oven. Packed with nutrient-dense veggies and tossed in a creamy, avocado-based dressing, it will leave you feeling full and energized throughout the day.

Cucumber Noodles With salad Recipe

Ingredients list for the quinoa and cucumber salad

Serves: 4 – 6:

  • 2 cups cucumber, spiralized or julienned
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 2 large avocados, diced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 handful chopped parsley (or cilantro)
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For the dressing:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • Juice of one lime
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup olive oil

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Directions

The salad:

In a large bowl combine cucumber, tomato, avocado, onion, quinoa and parsley.

The dressing:

In a blender or food processor, combine avocado, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pulse until smooth and creamy. Add in olive oil progressively until just combined. Transfer to a jar and drizzle over the salad before serving.

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