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Strawberry Avocado Quinoa Salad

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This strawberry avocado salad has quinoa for plant-based protein, cucumber, fresh greens, crunchy pecans and a simple jalapeño lime vinaigrette. 


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, cooled (1/3-1/2 cup dry, cooked according to package directions)
  • 6 cups fresh greens (baby kale, arugula, spinach, etc)
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 pint strawberries, quartered
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted or raw

Jalapeño Lime Vinaigrette:

  • Half of a small jalapeño, deseeded and minced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (or avocado oil)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice 
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1/2 tbsp agave, honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Transfer to a bowl and let cool. 
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together all ingredients for vinaigrette. Spoon a few tablespoons over quinoa and toss well.
  3. Assemble salad ingredients, add more vinaigrette and toss well. Optional: top with more pecans. 

Notes

Optional: cook quinoa in vegetable broth instead of water for more flavor. 

Keywords: strawberry avocado quinoa salad

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