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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Tips

*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

332 calories; 24 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 457 mg sodium. 27 g carbohydrates; 8 g fiber; 7 g protein; 2235 IU vitamin a; 22 mg vitamin c; 111 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

Reviews (2)

140 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 81
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 15
Rating: Unrated
05/01/2013
A fiend brought this to a work potluck and I couldn't stop thinking about it. I've tried to like quinao but the texture turns me off. Adding the avocado gives it a creamy quality and I just can't get enough of it. Made a double batch tonight and everyone loved it (well, the 5-yo turned her nose up, but she is super picky), the grown ups and other kids loved it. We'll be making it again.
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06/25/2015
Yummy with a can of shrimp added!!