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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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Credit: Andy Lyons

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
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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.

  • 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; fat 24g; cholesterol 11mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 27g; insoluble fiber 8g; protein 7g; vitamin a 2235.2IU; vitamin c 21.8mg; sodium 457mg; calcium 111.1mg; iron 3.2mg.
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