Avocado Quinoa Salad

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I LOVE avocados and can never seem to get enough of them. I think they add a lot of flavor to a dish. No matter if they are used as a garnish or incorporated into the meal. This salad was inspired by my time spent in France. My host mom would make a delicious couscous salad every week that was filled with fresh avocados and other vegetables. It turned out to be one of my favorite meals while I lived there. But now that I’m gluten-free and couscous is out of the picture, I’m making it with quinoa instead.

Avocado Quinoa Salad by Design, Dining + Diapers

 

Ingredients:

-       1 ½ cups uncooked quinoa

-       3 cups chicken broth

-       2 large avocados diced and seeds

-       1 tomato diced

-       ½ red onion diced

-       1 cucumber diced

-       1/3 cup chopped cilantro

-       ½ cup Mung Bean Sprouts

-       ¼ cup olive oil

-       1 tbsp. lime juice

-       ½ tsp. salt

-       1 tsp. cumin

 

Directions:

-    Combine chicken broth and quinoa into a saucepan and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until you can fluff the quinoa with a fork.

-   Set aside to cool.

-   Dice the avocados, tomato, cucumber, and cilantro. (Note: Keep the avocado seeds in the salad, they will help the avocados from browning)

-  For the dressing, combine olive oil, lime juice, cumin and salt.

-  Lastly, toss together the quinoa, diced vegetables, avocado seeds, bean sprouts, and dressing.

 

 

Here’s a tip! If you save the avocado seeds and place them in the salad it will help them from browning!

 

Avocado Quinoa Salad by Design, Dining + Diapers

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Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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Comments

  1. RaeLynn says

    Was looking for a good recipe to make with Quinoa and I just bought some avocados!! Looks delicous! going to make soon, thanks to for sharing!! yum!

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