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Citrus quinoa avocado salad

A black bowl of quinoa with avocado. Makes 4 servings.


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-ounce 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 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon honey

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)

Salt and pepper, to taste


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

Nutrition information

Serving size: 1/4 of recipe. Amount per serving: 390 calories, 20g total fat (3g saturated fat, 0g trans fat), 0mg cholesterol, 43g carbohydrates, 11g protein, 13g dietary fiber, 110mg sodium.

American Institute for Cancer Research


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