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Easy Quinoa Salad

This fresh and healthy quinoa salad makes a great lunch or dinner. It is also a great side dish to any meal.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keywords quinoa salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 225 kcal

Ingredients

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 large lemon
  • 1 tablespoon golden balsamic vinegar or champagne vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup or honey
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

For the Salad:

  • 2 cups cold cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large avocado pitted, peeled, and chopped
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. First, make the dressing. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, maple syrup or honey, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, spinach, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, and green onions.
  3. Drizzle salad with dressing and gently stir until salad is coated with the dressing. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve.