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A tasty combination of quinoa, avocado, cumin, and lime juice with fresh veggies for a delicious meal!

Recipe Summary

cook:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
prep:
5 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 salads
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Spread into a mixing bowl, and refrigerate until cold.

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  • Once the quinoa has chilled, gently stir in the tomatoes, cucumber, and onion. Season with lime juice, cumin, salt, and pepper; stir to combine. Divide the spinach leaves onto salad plates, and top with the quinoa salad. Garnish with the avocado slices to serve.

Cook's Note

Be sure to rinse the quinoa thoroughly before cooking as there is a bitter coating on the grains. Regular quinoa can be used in place of the red quinoa (they taste the same). Red quinoa is usually found in the Organic section of most grocers or also in bulk food type stores.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; protein 8.1g; carbohydrates 37.1g; fat 17.3g; sodium 45.8mg. Full Nutrition
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