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Cold Chicken Quinoa Avocado Salad

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a summer-favorite of my family. It has a great fresh flavor and is so easy for a weeknight meal. The avocado is a fun alternative to a mayo dressing. Serve alone, on top of lettuce, or in a whole wheat pita."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 311
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool quinoa to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  2. Mix mashed avocado, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until dressing is smooth.
  3. Combine quinoa, chicken, tomatoes, and scallions in a bowl; add avocado dressing and toss to coat.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 311 calories; 16.5 17.7 24.6 57 84 Full nutrition

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Delightful, absolutely delightful. A refreshing and light salad that is so delicious you'll steal it from your family. I made this at lunchtime to have it ready for a late dinner. I ate the whol...

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