You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy this delicious, protein packed recipe featuring quinoa, cucumbers, tomatoes, chickpeas and an avocado-hummus dressing.


1/3 cup quinoa
1/3 cup canned chickpeas,, rinsed and drained
1⁄2 cup cucumber slices
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, , halved

1/4 avocado
3 tablespoon hummus
1 tablespoon finely chopped roasted red pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon water, plus more if desired
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Pinch of salt
Pinch of ground pepper

– Cook quinoa
– Arrange quinoa, chickpeas, cucumbers, tomatoes in a container
– Make dressing – Stir avocado, hummus, roasted red pepper, lemon juice and water in a bowl. Add more water to reach desired consistency for dressing. Add parsley, salt and pepper and stir to combine.
– Combine with dressing and serve

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