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Cucumber Avocado Quinoa Salad

 
Cucumber Avocado Quinoa Salad
Image © Simply Quinoa
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
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 $2.31

$2.31 per serving

327 people like this recipe

327 likes

This recipe is ready in 10 minutes

Ready in 10 minutes

spoonacular Score:100%

Spoonacular Score: 100%

 

If you want to add more gluten free and dairy free recipes to your repertoire, Cucumber Avocado Quinoa Salad might be a recipe you should try. For $2.31 per serving, this recipe covers 27% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This side dish has 395 calories, 11g of protein, and 24g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 2. 327 people were glad they tried this recipe. Head to the store and pick up parsley, cucumber, cashews, and a few other things to make it today. Overall, this recipe earns an outstanding spoonacular score of 100%. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Avocado Cucumber Quinoa Salad, Cucumber, Tomato + Avocado Quinoa Salad, and Carrot Miso-Ginger Cucumber Noodles with Sunflower Seeds, Chickpeas, Kale, Avocado and Red Quinoa.

Ingredients

Servings:
1
1  avocado
avocado
0.25 cups
0.25 cups cilantro
cilantro
1 cup
1 cup cooked quinoa
cooked quinoa
1
1  cucumber
cucumber
1
1  lime (juice)
lime (juice)
0.25 cups
0.25 cups parsley
parsley
0.25 cups
0.25 cups raw cashews
raw cashews
2
2  scallions
scallions
0.5
0.5  slaw dressing
slaw dressing
2 teaspoons
2 teaspoons soy sauce
soy sauce
0.25 cups
0.25 cups spinach
spinach
0.33 cups
0.33 cups water
water
1  avocado
1
avocado
0.25 cups cilantro
0.25 cups
cilantro
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup
cooked quinoa
1  cucumber
1
cucumber
1  lime (juice)
1
lime (juice)
0.25 cups parsley
0.25 cups
parsley
0.25 cups raw cashews
0.25 cups
raw cashews
2  scallions
2
scallions
0.5  slaw dressing
0.5
slaw dressing
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons
soy sauce
0.25 cups spinach
0.25 cups
spinach
0.33 cups water
0.33 cups
water

Equipment

mixing bowl
mixing bowl
blender
blender
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
blender
blender


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Simply Quinoa

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.30
Ingredient
1 avocado
1/4 cup cilantro
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cucumber
1 lime (juice)
1/4 cup parsley
1/4 cup raw cashews
2 scallions
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/4 cup spinach
Price
$1.50
$0.13
$0.53
$0.72
$0.25
$0.59
$0.58
$0.16
$0.08
$0.07
$4.61

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a gluten-free soy sauce!

  • You can reduce your sodium intake by choosing lower-sodium soy sauce.

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.

Cooking Tips

  • 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!

  • 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?

  • The average fresh lime contains 2 tablespoons of lime juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lime juice).

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
395 Calories
11g Protein
24g Total Fat
39g Carbs
100% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
395
20%

Fat
24g
37%

  Saturated Fat
3g
23%

Carbohydrates
39g
13%

  Sugar
5g
6%

Cholesterol
0.07mg
0%

Sodium
367mg
16%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
11g
22%

Vitamin K
209µg
200%

Manganese
1mg
60%

Fiber
11g
47%

Copper
0.88mg
44%

Folate
175µg
44%

Magnesium
167mg
42%

Vitamin C
33mg
40%

Phosphorus
341mg
34%

Potassium
1093mg
31%

Vitamin A
1505IU
30%

Vitamin B6
0.56mg
28%

Iron
4mg
24%

Vitamin E
3mg
21%

Vitamin B1
0.31mg
20%

Zinc
3mg
20%

Vitamin B5
1mg
20%

Vitamin B2
0.32mg
19%

Vitamin B3
2mg
14%

Selenium
6µg
9%

Calcium
83mg
8%

covered percent of daily need

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