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Weekly Recipe:   Easy Quinoa Salad Recipe at the bottom of this email  

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Recipes and Health Articles Easy Quinoa Salad
Easy Quinoa Salad

This easy quinoa salad is packed with spinach, tomatoes, red onion, avocado and feta with a simple lemon dressing. It’s the perfect healthy side dish!

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quinoa salad
Servings: 4
 Calories: 316kcal
 Author: Brittany Mullins

½ cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup water
1/2 cup chopped baby spinach
1/2 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
1/3 cup diced red onion
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
2 ripe avocados chopped or sliced
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Cook quinoa: Rinse and drain quinoa. Add quinoa and water to a saucepan and bring the water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and let cool for 5-10 minutes. 

Toss: In a medium bowl, stir together cooked quinoa, chopped spinach, tomatoes, red onion and feta.

Whisk dressing: In a small bowl whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Add dressing and avocado: Gently stir in dressing and avocado chunks. 

Chill and enjoy: Serve immediately or let the salad chill in the fridge a couple hours before serving. If chilling, you can add the avocado right before serving to prevent browning.

Store: Store salad in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the fridge.

Want to add more protein to this salad? Toss in about 1/2 cup of cooked chickpeas or white beans or add in some chopped grilled chicken. 

Serving: 1/4 of recipe | Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 453mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g