Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Tomatoes

You need to try this Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Tomatoes.  I am a huge salad lover.  That is probably why I have so many healthy salad recipes on my blog!  This is quickly becoming my new favorite.  I am enjoying a bowl as I type this.  This Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Tomatoes is a great post workout meal.

You really can’t go wrong with avocado on a salad.  One of the things I like best about this quinoa salad is that it only contains simple ingredients that you may already have on hand.  It took me just a few minutes to make.

Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Tomatoes

I used quinoa because it’s a complete protein.  I made the quinoa yesterday so I could throw the whole thing together easily in the morning.  This quinoa salad with avocados is vegan and gluten free.  I also think this would be great with cilantro instead of parsley.

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Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Tomatoes

Yields 3 servings

Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Tomatoes

A quick and easy salad that will leave you feeling great!

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 avocado cut in cubes
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 2 T diced onion
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • sea salt to taste

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan , combine the quinoa and water.
  2. Bring to a boil, then cover and turn down to simmer until all the water has been absorbed. It usually takes about 10 minutes.
  3. Let the quinoa cool before making this salad.
  4. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and toss well.

Notes

This salad can also be made with cilantro instead of parsley if you like. The salad should last 3-4 days in the fridge. Enjoy!

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38 thoughts on “Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Tomatoes

  1. I noticed you say it will last in fridge 3-4 days...will the avocado be brown the next day? I want to make a batch for the week...looks great!
      1. This might be a dumb question, but is there anything wrong with eating brown avocado? I mean, is it just aesthetically bad, or is the avocado actually bad?
  2. I use this combination frequently, sometimes with mint, sometimes with cilantro, and sometimes with parley. All good. I've never added the baby spinach, though. Good suggestion. Just got home from market, I'm going to make this tonight. Thanks, Melissa, for all your recipes!
  3. We tried the salad and enjoyed it tremendously. We shared our success as well: http://www.thesegirlslovefood.com/2014/07/quinoa-salad-with-avocado-and-tomatoes.html

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