Quinoa salad with Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber

by Erica Dinho on June 23, 2012

Quinoa salad with Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber

I love this Quinoa salad because it is light, fresh and easy to toss together, yet it’s so delicious that you can serve it at your next party or picnic with family and friends.

I don’t add the cucumber until serving time, so they retain their crunch.

Buen provecho!

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Ingredients

    Quinoa

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cups of quinoa
  • 
4 cups of water

  • Salt
  • Salad

  • 2 cups diced tomato

  • 1 cup diced cucumber

  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced

  • 1/2 cup of red onion, finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped

  • Salt and pepper
Juice of 4 limes
  • 
1 tablespoon olive oil

Quinoa salad with Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber

Directions

  1. Wash the quinoa in a fine strainer. Place the water, salt and quinoa in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl mix all the salad ingredients and set aside. Toss the cooked quinoa with the vegetables mixture and serve.
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1 Belinda @zomppa June 23, 2012 at 11:29 AM

My favorite go-to this summer is avocado and tomato!

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2 Mimi Avocado June 23, 2012 at 11:45 AM

You have so many wonderful avocado recipes on your site! We’ll be sharing a link to your post on our Facebook page for California Avocados Direct today! Thank you!

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3 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 23, 2012 at 12:19 PM

that sounds so delicious! i love quinoa! so yummy and healthy!

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4 Lyndsey @The Tiny Skillet June 23, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I like quinoa better in a salad than a warm side dish. I am happy to have another great salad to try! It looks yummy!

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5 grace June 25, 2012 at 1:44 PM

good tip about the cucumbers! this looks really satisfying and refreshing, erica!

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6 Platanos, Mangoes and Me! June 25, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Great looking salad and so healthy…

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7 Amber @ The Cook's Sister July 5, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Love this dish! What a great combination of flavours, colours and textures!!

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8 Jennifer July 6, 2012 at 11:29 AM

We had this salad for lunch yesterday and it was very good. Fresh and perfect for this weather.

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9 connie davila January 15, 2013 at 3:39 PM

La voy a preparar maniana…se ve delicious !

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