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Quinoa & Avocado Salad

average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes

Get ready to savor a wholesome, protein-packed delight! This vibrant Quinoa & Avocado Salad combines the nutty goodness of quinoa, creamy avocados, and a burst of fresh veggies, all tossed in a zesty dressing. A low-carb, diabetic-friendly option that won't compromise on flavor – a must-try for a nutritious and satisfying meal!

Serving Suggestions/Tips:

Serve chilled for a refreshing experience.

Pair with grilled chicken or tofu for extra protein.

Garnish with toasted nuts or seeds for added crunch.



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  • 1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 medium cucumber, diced

  • 1 medium tomato, diced

  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled (optional, omit if you prefer a dairy-free option)

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Rinse the quinoa thoroughly under cold water in a fine-mesh strainer to remove the bitter coating called saponin.

  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the rinsed quinoa and a pinch of salt. Reduce heat to low, cover, and let it simmer for about 15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let it sit, covered, for an additional 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced cucumber, tomato, red onion, cilantro, parsley, avocado, and feta cheese (if using).

  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.

  5. Add the cooked quinoa to the vegetables in the large mixing bowl.

  6. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and gently toss everything together until well combined.

  7. Divide the salad into two servings and enjoy!


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