Quinoa and Avocado Salad


 This dish is packed with nutrients, easy to prepare, and perfect for a light summer meal.


Quinoa and Avocado Salad


1 cup quinoa

2 cups water

1 large avocado, diced

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 cucumber, diced

1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained (optional)

1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled (optional)

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste


Cook the Quinoa:


Rinse the quinoa under cold water.

In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the quinoa, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the quinoa is tender and the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let it cool.

Prepare the Vegetables:


While the quinoa is cooling, dice the avocado, halve the cherry tomatoes, dice the cucumber, and finely chop the red onion, cilantro, and parsley.

Mix the Salad:


In a large bowl, combine the cooked and cooled quinoa, avocado, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, and parsley. If using, add the black beans and feta cheese.

Make the Dressing:


In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, fresh lime juice, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper.

Toss and Serve:


Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine. Adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed.

Serve immediately, or refrigerate for an hour to let the flavors meld together.

Enjoy your healthy, delicious summer salad!

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