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Cucumber Avocado Quinoa Salad with a creamy herb dressing | simplyquinoa.com | gluten-free + vegan
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Cucumber Avocado Quinoa Salad

A lovely cucumber avocado quinoa salad which is made up of all sorts of wonderful green goodness. With big chunks of buttery avocado, contrasted with crunchy cucumbers and fluffy quinoa, it’s hard to stop at one serving.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, cucumber
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 466kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

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 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