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Chicken and Avocado Quinoa Salad

Cuisine Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 -10
Calories 269 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa cooked and cooled
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 ears of corn grilled and removed from cob (or 1 small can niblets)
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 large avocado
  • 4 limes
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp agave sugar works ok too

Instructions

  1. 1. In a large bowl, mix onion, black beans, corn, chicken and quinoa together.
  2. 2. In a blender, combine the lime juice, cilantro and agave to make the dressing.
  3. 3. Cut the avocado in small pieces and toss in dressing. Add avocado to quinoa mixture.
  4. 4. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture and toss to combine. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Recipe Notes

1. I use a rotisserie chicken but you can use about 2 chicken breasts cooked and shredded.

2. You can replace the cilantro with parsley if desired.

3. You can replace the fresh corn with one can of Mexicorn (drained) if desired.