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white bowl with cucumber avocado quinoa salad with lime and cilantro
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Cucumber Quinoa Salad with Avocado

The best cucumber quinoa salad recipe with avocado and creamy cashew herb dressing makes a delicious light vegan lunch or dinner.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, cucumber
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 466kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

for the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup spinach
  • 2 scallions
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper optional

Instructions

  • Slice the avocado in half and remove the pit. Cut into bite-sized pieces and scoop into a large mixing bowl.
  • Slice the cucumber lengthwise down the middle. Then cut into three equal, long strips. From there, chop the cucumber into cubes and add it to the mixing bowl.
  • Add quinoa and onion, and set aside.
  • Add water, cashews, herbs, spinach, scallions, lime juice and soy sauce to a high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Taste and season with salt and pepper if desired.
  • Pour about 1/2 - 3/4 of the dressing over the mixing bowl and toss to combine. If you want more dressing, go for it and add the rest!
  • Serve and sprinkle with hemp seeds.

Notes

inspired by Healthier Steps

Nutrition

Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 1052mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1495IU | Vitamin C: 33.2mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 4.2mg