Things to Make - Spinach/Cilanto/Avocado/Chickpea Quinoa Salad

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Lately I can't stop eating this salad - not too light, not too heavy -perfect for spring. (and I'm a little obsessed with quinoa lately). It's adapted from this recipe and this recipe.


1 cup dry quinoa
1 15-oz can chickpeas (2 cups cooked), drained and rinsed
2 cups spinach
1 cup cherry tomatos, cut in half
1 chopped avocado
1/4 cup chopped onion

1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions

2. Cut up the spinach into small pieces (you can also use a food processor, but I find it easy to use scissors)

3. Mix the spinach, quinoa, chickpeas, tomatos, avocado, and onion together


Juice from 1.5 limes
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp sugar (or to taste)
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp kosher salt + ground pepper

4. In a blender combine the lime juice, cilantro, mustard, sugar, garlic, cumin, and oil. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

5. Pour the dressing on top of the spinach chickpea mixture and stir well.

Any other good quinoa recipes anyone can recommend? For the last year, I've made this regularly, but I'm beginning to tire of it. So I'm currently on a quest for new quinoa recipes.

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