Greek Quinoa and Avocados

Greek Quinoa and Avocados
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 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

  • 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


  1. In a small saucepan combine quinoa and the 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 tomatoes, 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.


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)

300 Calories
21g Fat
24g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 300
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 456mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 20.1mg 101%
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 696mg 15%
Folate, total 149.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*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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