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Chicken and Avocado Quinoa Summer Salad

This Chicken and Avocado Quinoa Summer Salad is packed with delicious flavors. It's a fresh summer side dish that's quick and easy to make!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado salad recipe, best chicken salad recipe, chicken avocado salad, easy chicken salad recipe, quinoa salad, quinoa salad recipe, summer salad recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 338kcal
Author Jenny


  • Stove


  • 2 cups uncooked quinoa rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet peppers or bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 avocado diced


  • ook quinoa according to package directions. Transfer to a large bowl, stirring every 5 minutes to break up. Let cool for 15 minutes.
  • Place broccoli, chicken, peppers, and parmesan cheese into a large bowl. Add quinoa and stir to combine.
  • To prepare dressing, place olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper into a medium bowl, whisking to combine. Pour over quinoa, stirring then gently stir in cubed avocado.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve


Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 379mg | Potassium: 542mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 502IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 3mg