Citrus Quinoa Avocado Salad | Salads | Cook For Your Life

Citrus Quinoa Avocado Salad

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This colorful quinoa avocado salad is full of vibrant flavors with the addition of zesty lemons and fresh cilantro. It is also rich in cancer-fighting foods including omega-3-rich avocados combined with fiber-rich quinoa, chickpeas...


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 2 cups spinach, thinly sliced
  • 1 15.5 oz can no salt added garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa
  • 2 medium avocados, diced

For the dressing:

  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
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Nutrition Facts

Calories

544 cals

Fat

24 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

5 g

Monounsaturated Fat

14 g

Carbohydrates

72 g

Sugar

10 g

Fiber

20 g

Protein

18 g

Sodium

927 mg

Directions

  1. Place all salad ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a separate bowl.
  3. Drizzle dressing over salad mixture and gently toss ingredients together until dressing is incorporated throughout.

Chef Tips

This recipe contains cancer fighting foods: whole grains.

This recipe was specially crafted to support cancer prevention and survival. It adheres to AICR’s Cancer Prevention Recommendations. Learn more about AICR’s recipe guidelines.

 

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society


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