Greek Quinoa and Avocados

Nutty in flavor, quinoa is high in protein, fiber, and vitamins. A great choice to pair with tomatoes, spinach, and feta cheese for this 30-minute main dish recipe.

Greek Quinoa and Avocados
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Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
15 mins
Cook:
15 mins
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Greek Quinoa and Avocados

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
2
tablespoons lemon juice
2
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
 
Spinach leaves
2
ripe avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced
1/3
cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine quinoa and water. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Place quinoa in a medium bowl.
  2. Add tomato, shredded spinach, and onion to quinoa; stir to combine. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, and salt. Add to quinoa mixture; toss to coat.
  3. Place additional spinach leaves on four salad plates. Arrange avocado slices atop spinach leaves. Divide quinoa mixture evenly over avocado slices.Sprinkle each serving with some of the feta.
  4. Makes 4 servings

From the Test Kitchen

Brush avocado slices with additional lemon juice to prevent browning.

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

Nutrition Facts

(Greek Quinoa and Avocados)
    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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