Greek Quinoa and Avocados


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.

Greek Quinoa and Avocados
Photo: Marty Baldwin
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 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, pitted, peeled, and sliced

  • cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  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.

  4. Makes 4 servings


Brush avocado slices with additional lemon juice to prevent browning.


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

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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