Greek Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Quinoa salads are a great way to add protein to your diet. In this easy recipe, tomatoes, spinach, avocados, and feta cheese add color and great taste, making it a terrific idea for a healthy dinner.

Greek Quinoa and Avocado Salad
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Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
15 mins
Cook:
15 mins
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Greek Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Ingredients
1/2
cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained*
1
cup water
2
roma tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
1/2
cup shredded fresh spinach
1/3
cup finely chopped red onion (1 small)
2
tablespoons lemon juice
2
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
 
Spinach leaves
2
ripe avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and sliced**
1/3
cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  1. In a 1-1/2-quart saucepan combine quinoa and water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  2. Transfer quinoa to a medium bowl. Add tomato, spinach, and onion; stir to combine. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, oil, and salt. Add to quinoa mixture; toss to coat.
  3. Place spinach leaves on 4 salad plates. Arrange avocado slices on spinach leaves. Spoon quinoa mixture over avocado slices. Sprinkle with some of the feta. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

From the Test Kitchen

*Rinse quinoa thoroughly before cooking to remove a bitter substance called saponin that coats the seeds.

**Brush avocado slices with additional lemon juice to prevent browning.

Nutrition Facts

(Greek Quinoa and Avocado Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 332 kcal cal.,
  • 24 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 11 mg chol.,
  • 457 mg sodium,
  • 27 g carb.,
  • 8 g fiber,
  • 7 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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