Quinoa Salad with Avocado Dill Dressing

Quinoa Salad with Avocado Dill Dressing

Here is a light yet rrally satisfying quinoa salad that is full of green goodness and lots of colors 🍃🌿

It makes a great lunch or light dinner, with lots of veggies, chickpeas, and satiating avocado! You can switch up the fresh herbs as well, to use parsley, basil or cilantro.

You can sub the vegan mayo for vegan yogurt, but may want to add a touch more vinegar or lemon juice for tang. 🍃🌿

Quinoa Salad with Avocado Dill Dressing

Quinoa Salad with Avocado Dill Dressing

This Quinoa Salad with Avocado Dill Dressing is a light yet really satisfying meal, filled with colorful veggies and hearty spiced chickpeas. It’s topped with a creamy and tangy dill dressing and other flavorful additions like fresh parsley avocado, and olives.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean-Inspired
Keyword: Plant-Based, Salad, Vegan
Author: Janet
Servings: 5


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 seedless cucumber chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed roasted red peppers drained, and sliced
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced red onion or finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed olives
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/2 avocado diced

Garlic Paprika Chickpeas

  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp each garlic powder kosher salt and paprika

Avocado Dill Dressing

  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard


  • Cook quinoa according to package directions and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Squeeze in the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, vinegar, stir.
  • While the quinoa is cooking, chop the other ingredients and blend the dressing.
  • Heat a large pan on medium heat and add oil, chickpeas, garlic powder and paprika. Cook for around 5 to 7 min, until the chickpeas get a bit crisp.
  • Add all the components to the mixing bowl, stir, and top with the dressing. Add more salt and pepper if desired.
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