Quinoa Salad

posted 2023 Jun by

This light and healthful quinoa salad is ideal for lunch or dinner. It also makes an excellent side dish for any meal.
For the Dressing:
🔸️1/4 cup olive oil
🔸️1 clove minced garlic
🔸️2 tbsp lemon juice
🔸️1 tbsp 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, & chopped
🔸️2 green onions sliced
🔸️Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

🔸️ Make the dressing first. Whisk together the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, maple syrup or honey, salt, and pepper in a small bowl or jar. Place aside.
🔸️Combine quinoa, spinach, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, and green onions in a large mixing basin.
🔸️ Drizzle dressing over salad and gently mix until it's well-coated. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve.


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