Red Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Red Quinoa and Avocado Salad

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Gitano 170

"A tasty combination of quinoa, avocado, cumin, and lime juice with fresh veggies for a delicious meal!"

Ingredients 50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 311 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.1g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 46 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Spread into a mixing bowl, and refrigerate until cold.
  2. Once the quinoa has chilled, gently stir in the tomatoes, cucumber, and onion. Season with lime juice, cumin, salt, and pepper; stir to combine. Divide the spinach leaves onto salad plates, and top with the quinoa salad. Garnish with the avocado slices to serve.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note
  • Be sure to rinse the quinoa thoroughly before cooking as there is a bitter coating on the grains. Regular quinoa can be used in place of the red quinoa (they taste the same). Red quinoa is usually found in the Organic section of most grocers or also in bulk food type stores.
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Flaxen Curls
4/18/2011

Wow, what an easy and delicious dish to prepare! I worried there might not be enough seasonings but this dish was flavourful and refreshing.

SLJ6
5/3/2011

Excellent .....and I love quinoa so this is just another delicious way to enjoy it....my only mini change was to cook my quinoa in chicken broth instead of water. Loved this healthy and light dinner. Thanks Gitano!

hecate
2/28/2011

delicious! I added in chopped parley and chick peas and omitted the spinach, onion & cukes (only because I didn't have any on hand) - and it was still great. Husband loved it. I used lemon instead of lime and added a little EVOO to make a dressing.