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Quinoa – Avocado – Chickpea Salad

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Quinoa – Avocado – Chickpea Salad

Protein-rich quinoa and chickpeas add staying power to this zesty and healthy salad recipe!
Total Time25 minutes
Course: entree, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: energy, Heart Healthy, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 2


  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas
  • 1 medium carrot shredded
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 package mixed green leaves


  • Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in quinoa. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Use a fork to fluff and separate the grains; let cool for 5 minutes
  • Meanwhile, sprinkle salt over garlic on a cutting board. Mash the garlic with the side of a spoon until a paste forms. Scrape into a medium bowl. Whisk in lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, and pepper. Transfer 3 Tbsp. of the dressing to a small bowl and set aside.
  • Add chickpeas, carrot, and avocado to the bowl with the remaining dressing; gently toss to combine. Let stand for 5 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Add the quinoa and gently toss to coat.
  • Place greens in a large bowl and toss with the reserved 3 Tbsp. dressing. Divide the greens between 2 plates and top with the quinoa mixture.

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