Quinoa, Avocado & Chickpea Salad over Mixed Greens

Searching for a delicious and protein-rich meal to prep for lunch or dinner? Try this quinoa, avocado and chickpea salad from EatingWell.


  • ⅔ cup water
  • ⅓ cup quinoa
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt or other coarse salt
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed and peeled
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 cup rinsed no-salt-added canned chickpeas
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded (1/2 cup)
  • ½ avocado, diced
  • 1 (5 ounce) package prewashed mixed greens, such as spring mix or baby kale-spinach blend (8 cups packed)


  1. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in quinoa. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Use a fork to fluff and separate the grains; let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle salt over garlic on a cutting board. Mash the garlic with the side of a spoon until a paste forms. Scrape into a medium bowl. Whisk in lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, and pepper. Transfer 3 Tbsp. of the dressing to a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Add chickpeas, carrot, and avocado to the bowl with the remaining dressing; gently toss to combine. Let stand for 5 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Add the quinoa and gently toss to coat.
  4. Place greens in a large bowl and toss with the reserved 3 Tbsp. dressing. Divide the greens between 2 plates and top with the quinoa mixture.


To make ahead: Prepare quinoa (Step 1) and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

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