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Bowl of quinoa salad with feta, spinach and tomatoes.
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Easy Quinoa Salad

This easy quinoa salad is packed with spinach, tomatoes, red onion, avocado and feta with a simple lemon dressing. It's the perfect healthy side dish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quinoa salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 316kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 ripe avocados chopped or sliced
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa: Rinse and drain quinoa. Add quinoa and water to a saucepan and bring the water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and let cool for 5-10 minutes. 
  • Toss: In a medium bowl, stir together cooked quinoa, chopped spinach, tomatoes, red onion and feta.
  • Whisk dressing: In a small bowl whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Add dressing and avocado: Gently stir in dressing and avocado chunks. 
  • Chill and enjoy: Serve immediately or let the salad chill in the fridge a couple hours before serving. If chilling, you can add the avocado right before serving to prevent browning.
  • Store: Store salad in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the fridge.

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Notes

  • Want to add more protein to this salad? Toss in about 1/2 cup of cooked chickpeas or white beans or add in some chopped grilled chicken. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of recipe | Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 453mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g