Easy avocado quinoa salad is loaded with vegetables, combined with a mild dressing, making it perfect for any time of the year. If you have been trying to find a healthier salad for those hot summer days, I think that you will really like this one.

 

Easy Avocado Quinoa Salad

 

What Ingredients Do I Need For Easy Avocado Quinoa Salad?

Salad:

  • Uncooked quinoa
  • Green bell pepper
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Avocados
  • Fresh parley
  • Feta cheese

 

Dressing:

  • Olive oil
  • Dijon mustard
  • Honey
  • Italian seasoning
  • Salt
  • Lime

 

How Do I Make Easy Avocado Quinoa Salad?

  • In a medium sized pan, cook the quinoa according to package directions.
  • While the quinoa is cooking, combine the dressing.

 

Dressing:

  • In a shaker or a regular bottle, add the oil, Dijon mustard, honey, Italian seasoning, salt and lime juice, shake or mix until well blended.
  • Keep the dressing refrigerated until ready to use.

 

Salad:

  • In a medium bowl, add the bell pepper, tomatoes, onion, avocados, parsley, and cooled quinoa.
  • Add the feta cheese.
  • Stir the dressing and add to the rest of the mixture; toss together.
  • If you are waiting a while to eat the salad, wait to add the avocados, until ready to eat so that they do not discolor and go brown.

 

 

Tips and Tricks For Easy Avocado Quinoa Salad?

  • You can use any color of quinoa that you like, but I used white because that is what color I had.
  • If you have an issue with tomatoes, you can leave them out, but I really like how colorful they make this salad.
  • Also I sprinkled a little black pepper on top when it was all finished, but you do not have to. It is strictly your choice.
  • Also in the dressing you can use lemon or lime, again if you like one better than the other, it really doesn’t matter.
  • Another thing that I think would be amazing in this salad would be a few chopped pecans, but again make it how you want it and add things that you truly enjoy.
  • You could also put some cilantro in the easy avocado quinoa salad, but it would change the taste slightly.

 

 

More Delicious Salads For You:

Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Southwestern Chicken Salad

Oriental Chicken Salad

Autumn Pecan Chicken Salad

 

Yield: 8 people

Easy Avocado Quinoa Salad

Easy Avocado Quinoa Salad

Easy Avocado Quinoa Salad is a nice change from your regular salads. Added vegetables make it perfect for those hot summer days.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 12-16 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 2 large avocados, pitted and cubed
  • 1/4 cup fresh parley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime, juiced

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized pan, cook the quinoa according to package directions.
  2. (One cup uncooked quinoa, to 2 cups water and 1/8 teaspoon salt.)
  3. While the quinoa is cooking, combine the dressing.

Dressing:

  1. In a shaker or a regular bottle, add the oil, Dijon mustard, honey, Italian seasoning, salt and lime juice, shake or mix until well blended.
  2. Keep the dressing refrigerated until ready to use.

Salad:

  1. In a medium bowl, add the bell pepper, tomatoes, onion, avocados, parsley, and cooled quinoa.
  2. Add the feta cheese.
  3. Stir the dressing and add to the rest of the mixture; toss together.
  4. If you are waiting a while to eat the salad, wait to add the avocados, until ready to eat so that they do not discolor and go brown.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 324Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 8mgSodium 210mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 6gSugar 4gProtein 6g

 

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