Happy Spring! Now that we're coming out of the colder months, I'm craving lighter foods. In the winter I crave the savory, heavier, warming foods and it's just the opposite as the weather warms up. This salad is great before a meal or as a lighter lunch or dinner (add more quinoa and avocado as needed). It consists of raw veggies plus a little sweetness, some zing, a bit of crunch and some grounding to keep you full.
It’s pretty easy to throw this salad together while meal prepping on the weekend or even mid-week to get some extra greens in. While the quinoa is cooking and then cooling (about 20 mins total here) you can prepare the rest of the salad. The only items you have to slice up are the cucumbers, onion and avocado. Once the quinoa has cooled, toss everything together and serve with your favorite dressing for a refreshing starter or main dish. If you give it a try, let me know how you liked it and if made any fun additions of your own!