Recipes and Cooking Greek Quinoa and Avocado Salad 4.1 (140) 2 Reviews 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained* 1 cup water 2 roma tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped ½ cup shredded fresh spinach ⅓ 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** ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese Directions 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. 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 332 Calories 24g Fat 27g Carbs 7g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.