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Avocado Quinoa Salad

"Quinoa - an ancient food from South America - is actually a seed. But it counts as a whole grain and is featured in the Latin American food pyramid. Its golden color and nutty flavor make it a perfect partner for smooth and creamy avocados. You'll find quinoa in your supermarket with other grains. Avocados are another favorite from South America and found in the pyramid. Serve this as a side, a salad or a main dish. And take a look at the nutrition analysis – only a few calories, no cholesterol and little sodium, but with monounsaturated fat, protein and fiber!"
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 167 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. In medium saucepan, cook quinoa according to package directions, using chicken broth in place of water. Let cool. Cut avocados in half, remove pit and peel. Cut into chunks. Toss with lemon juice. Add avocado and all remaining ingredients to quinoa and toss gently to mix. Chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 167 calories; 8.7 g fat; 19.9 g carbohydrates; 4.4 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 14 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was excellent, the whole family enjoyed it. I added black beans to give it more protein because I served it for dinner. I would give it 5 stars but it seemed like it needed a little someth...

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I'm not sure that this is the best quinoa recipe, but it is worth trying. It's nice and light for a hot summer day. I added cilantro as mentioned by other reviewers. I think I'll try it again wi...

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This was excellent, the whole family enjoyed it. I added black beans to give it more protein because I served it for dinner. I would give it 5 stars but it seemed like it needed a little someth...

Fantastic! The only thing I changed was to add about 1/4 C chopped cilantro. Wonderful blend of colors, texture and flavor.

Absolutely delicious! This would be great in the summer with gazpacho. I made it without celery because I didn't have any on hand, and it was great. I'm sure, however, that the celery would tas...

This was the first time I made Quinoa and frankly was a little afraid the family would not like it...I was right; they LOVED it. My 8 year old liked it just cooked in the chicken broth and my ol...

Great recipe! The only thing I changed was to use vegetable broth to keep it vegetarian. Good on its own or as a side.

I thought it was quite tasty. I didn't use celery because I don't like it but it was great without it. I think next time I'll try it with cilantro per some of the other ratings.

I'm not sure that this is the best quinoa recipe, but it is worth trying. It's nice and light for a hot summer day. I added cilantro as mentioned by other reviewers. I think I'll try it again wi...

Tastes best at room tempurature.

I didn't have any chicken or vegetable broth so I just cooked the quinoa in water. The salad overall had a simple yet delicious taste.