Rating: 4.5 stars
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

Nutty in flavor, quinoa is high in protein, fiber, and vitamins. A great choice to pair with tomatoes, spinach, and feta cheese for this 30-minute main dish recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Marty Baldwin

Recipe Summary

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 small saucepan, combine quinoa and water. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Place quinoa in a medium bowl.

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  • Add tomato, 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.

  • 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.

  • Makes 4 servings

Tips

Brush avocado slices with additional lemon juice to prevent browning.

Tips

Rinse quinoa thoroughly before cooking to remove a bitter substance called saponin that coats the seeds.

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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