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Avocado Cucumber Quinoa Salad

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $1.46

$1.46 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 25 minutes

Ready in 25 minutes

spoonacular Score:93%

Spoonacular Score: 93%

 

Avocado Cucumber Quinoa Salad might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe makes 4 servings with 367 calories, 14g of protein, and 11g of fat each. For $1.46 per serving, this recipe covers 24% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 2 people were impressed by this recipe. If you have avocado, pepper, quinoa, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the lime juice you could follow this main course with the Lime Angel Food Cake with Lime Glaze and Pistachios as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 25 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and vegan diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 93%. This score is spectacular. Try Cucumber Avocado Quinoa Salad, Cucumber, Tomato + Avocado Quinoa Salad, and Tuna, Avocado and Quinoa Salad with Spiralized Cucumber for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1
1  avocado
avocado
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps black pepper
black pepper
14.5 oz
14.5 oz canned pinto beans
canned pinto beans
14.5 oz
14.5 oz diced canned tomatoes
diced canned tomatoes
1
1  cucumber
cucumber
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp fresh basil
fresh basil
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps garlic powder
garlic powder
1.5
1.5  lime juice
lime juice
1 cup
1 cup quinoa
quinoa
1  avocado
1
avocado
0.25 tsps black pepper
0.25 tsps
black pepper
14.5 oz canned pinto beans
14.5 oz
canned pinto beans
14.5 oz diced canned tomatoes
14.5 oz
diced canned tomatoes
1  cucumber
1
cucumber
1 Tbsp fresh basil
1 Tbsp
fresh basil
0.25 tsps garlic powder
0.25 tsps
garlic powder
1.5  lime juice
1.5
lime juice
1 cup quinoa
1 cup
quinoa

Equipment

bowl
bowl
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Dizzy Busy and Hungry

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.46
Ingredient
1 avocado
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
14 1/2 ounce canned pinto beans
14 1/2 ounce diced canned tomatoes
1 cucumber
1 tablespoon fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 lime juice
1 cup quinoa
Price
$1.50
$0.01
$0.73
$0.88
$0.72
$0.08
$0.02
$0.38
$1.52
$5.85

Tips

Health Tips

Price Tips

  • Avocados are one of the "clean fifteen", so you don't have to buy them organic if you don't want to spend the extra dough.

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • If you've never made quinoa before, be sure to rinse it well before you prepare it. The easiest way is to put it in a fine-mesh strainer and run water over it from the sink. Skipping this step could result in bitter, even soapy tasting quinoa because quinoa's natural coating tastes pretty bad. Quinoa sold in supermarkets is often pre-rinsed, but its better to be safe than sorry, right?

  • If you're buying an avocado to use for dinner tonight, make sure you choose a ripe one! Find an avocado that is soft enough to press your fingertips into. If it's too firm, it's not ripe. If it's almost smooshy, it's too ripe. The perfect avocado can be hard to find in stores, so you might have to buy your avocados in advance and ripen them at home. To speed up the ripening process, put the avocados in a paper bag with an apple or banana. It really works!

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Nutritional Information

Quickview
366 Calories
13g Protein
10g Total Fat
57g Carbs
85% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
366
18%

Fat
10g
17%

  Saturated Fat
1g
10%

Carbohydrates
57g
19%

  Sugar
7g
8%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
418mg
18%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
13g
28%

Manganese
1mg
77%

Fiber
13g
55%

Folate
169µg
42%

Magnesium
163mg
41%

Copper
0.76mg
38%

Phosphorus
366mg
37%

Potassium
1188mg
34%

Vitamin B6
0.61mg
31%

Iron
5mg
29%

Vitamin E
4mg
27%

Vitamin C
21mg
26%

Vitamin K
25µg
25%

Vitamin B1
0.34mg
23%

Zinc
2mg
18%

Vitamin B2
0.29mg
17%

Vitamin B5
1mg
17%

Vitamin B3
3mg
16%

Calcium
122mg
12%

Vitamin A
386IU
8%

Selenium
4µg
7%

covered percent of daily need

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