Quinoa Avocado Power Salad

Serves 2 large or 4 small

Ingredients (for salad):

1 cup dry quinoa

2 cups vegetable broth

1-2 medium avocados

3 oz baby spinach

handful fresh basil

handful green onions

Ingredients (for dressing):

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons olive oil

salt, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cook quinoa with the vegetable broth according to the package instructions.
  2. While quinoa is cooking, prepare dressing by combining all ingredients into a small bowl and vigorously whisking.
  3. Chop the spinach, basil, onions, and avocado into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Let quinoa cool, then add all ingredients and stir gently.
  5. Serve immediately. (This is best eaten the same day or within 24 hours).

Recipe adapted from: thegardengraer.com

 

Katie Taylor

About Katie Taylor

A Spanish translator by day, Katie Taylor finds creativity in the kitchen relaxing. Her passion is finding new recipes that are outside the box, fresh and seasonally grown. She is an avid runner, loves to travel and hopes to someday qualify for the Boston Marathon.

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