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$1.46 per serving
Ready in 25 minutes
Spoonacular Score: 93%
If you want to add more gluten free and vegan recipes to your recipe box, Avocado Cucumber Quinoa Salad might be a recipe you should try. One serving contains 367 calories, 14g of protein, and 11g of fat. This recipe serves 4 and costs $1.46 per serving. Head to the store and pick up canned tomatoes, garlic powder, pinto beans, and a few other things to make it today. It works well as a reasonably priced main course. 2 people were glad they tried this recipe. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 93%, which is excellent. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Cucumber Avocado Quinoa Salad, Cucumber, Tomato + Avocado Quinoa Salad, and Carrot Miso-Ginger Cucumber Noodles with Sunflower Seeds, Chickpeas, Kale, Avocado and Red Quinoa.
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Quinoa is super healthy. Read more about its health benefits here.
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.
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!
Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.
The average fresh lime contains 2 tablespoons of lime juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lime juice).
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.