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 primarily on DIY home decor, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds, using what’s on hand and transforming dollar store finds. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 2 year old daughter and newborn son.

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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