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.

Sroch
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • Mix mashed avocado, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until dressing is smooth.

  • Combine quinoa, chicken, tomatoes, and scallions in a bowl; add avocado dressing and toss to coat.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; 16.5 g total fat; 57 mg cholesterol; 84 mg sodium. 17.7 g carbohydrates; 24.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2015
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 whole thing myself for lunch. I think the key is the fresh and flavourful ingredients. I used leftover very flavourful chicken and a nice ripe avocado. I added a fresh hot pepper liking things a bit spicy and not-too-ripe tomatoes. The whole thing just worked. The crunch and nutty flavour of the quinoa and the smooth fresh avocado mixture with the tasty chicken all just seemed to blend perfectly together. The colors and tastes are so vibrant and inviting you convince yourself to eat your partner's share and say "I've got sandwich fixin's in the fridge right?" I made mine in a layer form instead of mixing it all together and it was beautiful but either way it is delicious. Thank you Sroch for this wonderful meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2015
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 whole thing myself for lunch. I think the key is the fresh and flavourful ingredients. I used leftover very flavourful chicken and a nice ripe avocado. I added a fresh hot pepper liking things a bit spicy and not-too-ripe tomatoes. The whole thing just worked. The crunch and nutty flavour of the quinoa and the smooth fresh avocado mixture with the tasty chicken all just seemed to blend perfectly together. The colors and tastes are so vibrant and inviting you convince yourself to eat your partner's share and say "I've got sandwich fixin's in the fridge right?" I made mine in a layer form instead of mixing it all together and it was beautiful but either way it is delicious. Thank you Sroch for this wonderful meal. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2015
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 whole thing myself for lunch. I think the key is the fresh and flavourful ingredients. I used leftover very flavourful chicken and a nice ripe avocado. I added a fresh hot pepper liking things a bit spicy and not-too-ripe tomatoes. The whole thing just worked. The crunch and nutty flavour of the quinoa and the smooth fresh avocado mixture with the tasty chicken all just seemed to blend perfectly together. The colors and tastes are so vibrant and inviting you convince yourself to eat your partner's share and say "I've got sandwich fixin's in the fridge right?" I made mine in a layer form instead of mixing it all together and it was beautiful but either way it is delicious. Thank you Sroch for this wonderful meal. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2015
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