Sample-it Saturday: Quinoa Chickpea and Avocado Salad – by Carla

After giving my strength training workout everything I had this morning at the gym, I felt like treating my body to a nourishing new recipe.  I’ve been intrigued by quinoa and have enjoyed it in several dishes at restaurants, I figured it’s time I give it a whirl at home.  Perusing the many quinoa recipes on my favorite light and healthy recipe website skinnytaste.com, I found one I couldn’t wait to sample!

I love this website because the author, Gina Homolka has made cooking healthy a snap. Not only does she have concise, step-by-step directions, she includes beautiful photos of each recipe.  And my favorite part, nutrition information is included along with serving sizes so eating healthy becomes a no-brainer!

Gina has published an incredible looking new cookbook in 2014 entitled The Skinnytaste Cookbook…guess what’s going in my amazon cart?

So on to the recipe.  Being new to cooking with quinoa, I cooked it up according to the directions on the box and I’m pleased to report that it couldn’t be simpler!  I was able to get this put together rather quickly and I have to say that this will be one of my new summertime favorites…I’m so glad I tried this amazing recipe for Quinoa Chickpea and Avocado Salad:

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You can find the recipe here:

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2014/04/quinoa-chickpea-and-avocado-salad.html

Why not take a look around her website, you are sure to find something you’ll want to try too!

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