Cold Chicken Quinoa Avocado Salad

Cold Chicken Quinoa Avocado Salad

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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 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 24.6 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 84 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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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.

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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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