Posted on 07/18/2019 at 04:29 PM by IWLS Dietitians
Easy Quinoa Power Salad with creamy avocado! One of our all-time favorite salads that's full of energizing, plant-based goodness. (Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free)
Author:Kaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes
Servings: medium bowls
Rinse and cook quinoa according to package directions.*
Meanwhile, roughly chop the spinach. Place in a large bowl.
Mince garlic, and add to spinach.
Slice the green onions, halve the cherry tomatoes, and dice the avocado.
When quinoa is done cooking, add it to the large bowl with spinach and toss. (The heat from the quinoa will lightly wilt the spinach and mellow the garlic.)
Add the green onions, tomatoes, red wine vinegar, and salt. Stir to combine.
Add the avocado and lightly toss.
Serve immediately or refrigerate to let flavors blend more.
*To cook quinoa: I use a ratio of 1 cup quinoa to 1 1/2 cups water for fluffier quinoa. (You can also use vegetable broth for more flavor.)
Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 795mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 40.1% | Vitamin C: 29.9% | Calcium: 5.3% | Iron: 16%