Greek Quinoa and Avocado Salad

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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.

Greek Quinoa and Avocado Salad
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained*

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 roma tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped

  • ½ cup shredded fresh spinach

  • cup finely chopped red onion (1 small)

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • Spinach leaves

  • 2 ripe avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and sliced**

  • 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.

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 (per serving)

332 Calories
24g Fat
27g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 332
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 457mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 21.8mg 109%
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 3.2mg 18%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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