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    Red quinoa and avocado salad

     

    Recipe Information

    Servings 2
    Preparation Time 5 Minutes
    Cook Time 15 Minutes
    Total Time 20 Minutes
    Difficulty Easy
    Main Ingredient Avocado; Quinoa
    Category Fruit; Rice & Grains
    Meal Lunch; Dinner; Snack
    Type Appetizer; Side Dish
    Cook Method Boiling
    Diet Low Calorie; Low Cholesterol; High Fiber; Vegetarian; Vegan; Gluten Free

    Ingredients

    • 1/3 cup red quinoa

    • 2/3 cup water

    • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

    • 1/2 cup cucumber, diced

    • 1/4 cup red onion, diced

    • 2 tablespoons lime juice

    • 1/2 teaspoon groun cumin

    • 2 cups baby spinach leaves

    • 1 avocado, sliced

    • Salt and black pepper to taste

     

    Directions

    • In a saucepan, bring the quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and let quinoa simmer 15 minutes or until tender and water has been absorbed.

    • Transfer to a bowl and let cool in the refrigerator. Gently mix in the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, lime juice, cumin, salt and pepper.

    • Serve on spinach leaves and garnish with avocado slices

    Nutrition (per serving)

    • Calories: 311 cal

    • Total fat: 17g

    • Cholesterol: 0mg

    • Sodium: 240mg

    • Carbohydrate: 37g

    • Fiber: 12g

    • Protein: 8g

     

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