Quinoa Avocado Salad

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 15 min 2
Quinoa Avocado Salad
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1/2 cup Quinoa, uncooked (rinsed well)
1 cup Water
2 avocado(s) Avocado (cut into chunks)
1 medium Orange (cut into segments)
1/4 cup Pistachio nuts (coarsely chopped)
1 fruit Lime (juiced)
1 tbsp Honey
1/2 tsp minced Ginger root


First, cook your quinoa. In a small saucepan, bring the rinsed quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and allow to simmer until the water is absorbed, about 12-15 minutes. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and allow it to cool.

Meanwhile, put the avocado chunks, orange segments (if you simply peel your orange with your hands, you will have pith and membranes in your salad that will make it more bitter. Cut the ends off of the orange, then cut away the peel with a knife. Then use the knife to slice the orange, then cut each segment into smaller pieces), and pistachios into a medium bowl. When the quinoa is cooled, add that to the bowl also.

In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, honey, and fresh ginger. Drizzle the dressing on the ingredients in the other bowl and gently stir to mix everything together and coat the salad with the dressing. Taste and add salt and pepper if desired (I did not). Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 657
Calories from fat 366
Calories from saturated fat 49
Total Fat 41 g
Saturated Fat 5.5 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 7.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 24.1 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 23.8 mg
Potassium 1576 mg
Total Carbohydrate 69 g
Dietary Fiber 20.1 g
Sugars 17.2 g
Protein 13.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 1
Grain 2.1
Meat Alternative 0.5
Vegetables 2.0

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