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Quinoa Salad with Avocado Dill Dressing

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Keyword: avocado, dill, quinoa, quinoa salad
Servings: 5 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 seedless cucumber chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed roasted red peppers, drained, and sliced
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced red onion or finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed olives
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/2 avocado diced

Garlic Paprika Chickpeas

  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp each garlic powder, kosher salt and paprika

Avocado Dill Dressing

  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according to package directions and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Squeeze in the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, vinegar, stir.
  • While the quinoa is cooking, chop the other ingredients and blend the dressing.
  • Heat a large pan on medium heat and add oil, chickpeas, garlic powder and paprika. Cook for around 5 to 7 min, until the chickpeas get a bit crisp.
  • Add all the components to the mixing bowl, stir, and top with the dressing. Add more salt and pepper if desired.