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Red Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Red Quinoa and Avocado Salad Recipe

Description

A tasty combination of quinoa, avocado, cumin, and lime juice with fresh veggies for a delicious meal!

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup red quinoa
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup diced cucumber
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin seed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and sliced

Instructions

  1. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Spread into a mixing bowl, and refrigerate until cold.
  2. Once the quinoa has chilled, gently stir in the tomatoes, cucumber, and onion. Season with lime juice, cumin, salt, and pepper; stir to combine. Divide the spinach leaves onto salad plates, and top with the quinoa salad. Garnish with the avocado slices to serve.

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Nutritional Information

Red Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Servings Per Recipe: 2
Calories: 311.2
% Daily Value *
protein: 16 %
carbohydrates: 12 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 46 %
sugars:
fat: 27 %
saturated fat: 11 %
cholesterol:
vitamin a iu: 70 %
niacin equivalents: 25 %
vitamin b6: 26 %
vitamin c: 66 %
folate: 40 %
calcium: 7 %
iron: 12 %
magnesium: 26 %
potassium: 26 %
sodium: 2 %
thiamin: 15 %
calories from fat:
percent of calories from carbs:
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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