Quinoa and Cucumber Noodles Salad With Avocado Dressing

This fresh, crunchy quinoa salad is exactly what you need when it’s too hot to turn on the oven. Packed with nutrient-dense veggies and tossed with a creamy, avocado-based dressing, it will leave you feeling full and energized throughout the day.

Ingredients

For quinoa and cucumber salad:

  • 2 cups cucumber, spiralized or julienned
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 2 large avocados, diced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 handful chopped parsley (or cilantro)

 

For the dressing:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • Juice of one lime
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup olive oil

 

 

Directions

The salad:

In a large bowl combine cucumber, tomato, avocado, onion, quinoa, and parsley.

The dressing:

In a blender or food processor, combine avocado, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pulse until smooth and creamy. Add in olive oil progressively until just combined. Transfer to a jar and drizzle over the salad before serving.