Andrea’s Avocado & Quinoa Salad

Andrea’s Avocado & Quinoa Salad

This is a delicious and nutritious recipe that I made for a holiday potluck. It was a huge hit! With nice versatility, this Avocado and Quinoa salad can be used as a side starch dish, a starter or a salad.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6


1 cup quinoa
2 cups of water
3 cups of diced or cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup diced red onion
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
½ cup diced cucumber
6 cups of baby spinach leaves
2 avocados –peeled, pitted and sliced
¼ cup limejuice
½ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Cook quinoa as per package instructions (or see my previous blog post)
2. Chop veggies and set aside in a large bowl
3. Transfer quinoa to a bowl and set in the refrigerator to cool (about 10-20 min)
4. After quinoa is chilled stir in tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, cilantro and avocado. Stir in limejuice, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
5. Place quinoa mixture in a dish (starch & veggie dish) or place mixture on top of spinach leaves (create a salad). Garnish with a cherry tomato