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Quinoa and Cucumber Salad

Here is a great lunch recipe or side for dinner.
This fresh quinoa salad is easy to make and packed with nutrient-dense veggies. It’s tossed in a creamy, avocado-based dressing, it will leave you feeling full and energized throughout the day.
INGREDIENTS
Serves: 4 – 6  
For the dressing:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • Juice of one lime
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups cucumber, spiralized or julienned
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 2 large avocados, diced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 handful chopped parsley (or cilantro)

DIRECTIONS
The salad: In a large bowl combine cucumber, tomato, avocado, onion, quinoa and parsley.
The dressing: In a blender or food processor, combine avocado, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pulse until smooth and creamy. Add in olive oil progressively until just combined. Transfer to a jar and drizzle over the salad before serving.