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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.
4.54 from 13 votes

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
 

  • 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.
  • In a large bowl, combine quinoa, spinach, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, and green onions.
  • Drizzle salad with dressing and gently stir until salad is coated with the dressing. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 6g, Calories: 225kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 19mg, Potassium: 419mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1165IU, Vitamin C: 15.3mg, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 1.7mg
Keywords quinoa salad