January 21, 2013

Quinoa Avocado Spinach Salad, with lemon and chickpeas

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I’m kind of a quinoa addict. If you’ve been following my recipes, you probably already know this. This Quinoa Avocado Spinach Salad with lemon and chickpeas is yet another version of a quinoa salad – this one is full of protein with garbanzo beans, avocado and the quinoa itself (did you know quinoa is high in protein? It is!).


1-2 cups cooked quinoa (cook your quinoa in the rice cooker!)
Costco is a great place to buy quinoa.

1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

2 avocados, peeled and diced

1 cup cherry tomatoes

2 cups of spinach, washed and dried

1 bunch of cilantro, washed and chopped finely

1/4 cup of red onion, diced very small

2 small cloves of garclic


Juice of two lemons

Zest of one lemon

2 teaspoons dijon mustard

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 teaspoon agave nectar (I used honey)

1/2 teaspoon cumin

salt and pepper to taste


1.) Take your cooked quinoa and add all your ingredients to it.

2.) Whisk together your dressing in a separate bowl. Mix well.

3.) Pour over quinoa and and other ingredients. Toss until it’s evenly coated!

I use a lot of fresh lemon juice in my recipes, I have something similar to this Progressive International Lemon Squeezer (Amazon).

This salad recipe is part of our Soup and Salad recipe series!  You might also like:

Do you have a favorite soup or salad? Send it in! You could get a $10 Amazon gift card if I feature your recipe!

Source: This recipe is from Diva Dish

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