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Thursday, August 15 2013

For a meatless main-dish recipe in less than 30 minutes, combine quinoa, avocado, tomatoes, and spinach. The lemon juice mixture adds a refreshing citrus flavor.



Greek Quinoa and Avocado Salad
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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 mins
    1/2   cup   uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained*
    1    cup   water
    2      roma tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
    1/2   cup   shredded fresh spinach
    1/3   cup   finely chopped red onion (1 small)
    2    tablespoons   lemon juice
    2    tablespoons   olive oil
    1/2   teaspoon   salt
        Spinach leaves
    2      ripe avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and sliced**
    1/3   cup   crumbled feta cheese
In a 1-1/2-quart saucepan combine quinoa and water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
Transfer quinoa to a medium bowl. Add tomato, spinach, and onion; stir to combine. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, oil, and salt. Add to quinoa mixture; toss to coat.
Place spinach leaves on 4 salad plates. Arrange avocado slices on spinach leaves. Spoon quinoa mixture over avocado slices. Sprinkle with some of the feta. Makes 4 main-dish servings.
  • * Rinse quinoa thoroughly before cooking to remove a bitter substance called saponin that coats the seeds.
  • ** Brush avocado slices with additional lemon juice to prevent browning.
nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 332, Fat, total (g) 24, chol. (mg) 11, sat. fat (g) 5, carb. (g) 27, fiber (g) 8, pro. (g) 7, vit. A (IU) 2235, vit. C (mg) 22, sodium (mg) 457, calcium (mg) 111, iron (mg) 3, Vegetables () 1, Starch () 2, Fat () 5, Mark as Free Exchange () 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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