Chicken quinoa salad with avocado dressing

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    Chicken and quinoa salad with an avocado and coriander dressing is a deliciously hearty salad for lunch or dinner. Great way to use up leftover chicken and avocados that are just past their best!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 240ml water
    • 120ml red quinoa
    • 2 avocados, peeled and mashed
    • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped coriander
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 450g cooked cold chicken, cubed
    • 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
    • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Bring water and quinoa to the boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool quinoa to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
    2. Mix mashed avocado, coriander, lime juice, salt and pepper together in a bowl until dressing is smooth.
    3. Combine quinoa, chicken, tomatoes and scallions in a bowl; add avocado dressing and toss to coat.

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    Delightful, absolutely delightful. A refreshing and light salad that is so delicious you'll steal it from your family. I made this at lunchtime to have it ready for a late dinner. I ate the whole thing myself for lunch. I think the key is the fresh and flavourful ingredients. I used leftover, very flavourful, chicken and a nice, ripe avocado. I added a fresh hot pepper, liking things a bit spicy, and not-too-ripe tomatoes. The whole thing just worked. The crunch and nutty flavour of the quinoa and the smooth, fresh avocado mixture with the tasty chicken all just seemed to blend perfectly together. The colors and tastes are so vibrant and inviting you convince yourself to eat your partner's share and say "I've got sandwich fixin's in the fridge, right?" I made mine in a layer form instead of mixing it all together and it was beautiful but either way it is delicious. Thank you Sroch for this wonderful meal.  -  04 Feb 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Make this! love it!  -  30 Jul 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)