Quinoa Chickpea and Avocado Salad

Simple, delicious, and so go for you! This salad, loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats, can be a simple lunch, or served as a great side dish. I tend to use red quinoa in my cold salads since I think it has a little more texture to it, but you could use white or black if you choose. Enjoy!

Quinoa Chickpea and Avocado Salad 1 C. quartered grape tomatoes
15-oz. can chick peas, rinsed and drained
1 C. cooked quinoa
2 Tbsp. red onion, minced
2 Tbsp. cilantro, minced (optional)
1 to 1 1/2 limes, juiced
kosher salt and fresh pepper, to taste
1 C. diced cucumber
4-oz. diced avocado (1 medium Hass)

Combine all the ingredients except for the avocado and cucumber, season with salt and pepper to taste. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Just before serving, add cucumber and avocado.

Yields: 5 cups

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