Meatless Monday: Quinoa, Chickpea, Avocado Salad

Chickpeas, avocado, quinoa, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, lime juice and cilantro – this flavorful vegan salad is loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats. Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are one of my favorite legumes!
This salad is vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free and under 250 calories.

This salad is perfect for lunch, you can make it ahead, leaving the cucumbers and avocado out, and add the just before your ready to serve.

Quinoa Chickpea and Avocado Salad
Makes 5 cups
Servings: 4 (Serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

Ingredients:
1 cup quartered grape tomatoes
15 oz can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup cooked quinoa
2 tbsp red onion, minced
2 tbsp cilantro, minced
1 1/2 limes, juice of
Himalayan sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
1 cup diced cucumber
4 oz diced avocado (1 medium hass)

Directions:
Combine all the ingredients except for avocado and cucumber, season with salt and pepper to taste. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Just before serving, add cucumber and avocado. Enjoy!

20140518-211348-76428828.jpg

Recipe adapted from skinnytaste.com

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s