Recipe by Gitano
"A tasty combination of quinoa, avocado, cumin, and lime juice with fresh veggies for a delicious meal!"
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cherry tomatoes, halved
diced red onion
ground cumin seed
salt and pepper to taste
baby spinach leaves
avocado - peeled, pitted and sliced
Wow, what an easy and delicious dish to prepare! I worried there might not be enough seasonings but this dish was flavourful and refreshing.
I don't know why, but I thought this was going to be a hot dish. Obviously I didn't read the instructions all the way through. I thought the flavor was very good - the lime and cumin. I didn't have red quinoa, so I used regular quinoa, and I could have used more of it. Also, the avocado I had wasn't quite ripe. All in all, I don't think there's anything wrong with the recipe, I think my dissatisfaction had to do with me wanting a hot dish and using an unripe avocado. I'll try it out again...
Excellent .....and I love quinoa so this is just another delicious way to enjoy it....my only mini change was to cook my quinoa in chicken broth instead of water. Loved this healthy and light dinner. Thanks Gitano!
delicious! I added in chopped parley and chick peas and omitted the spinach, onion & cukes (only because I didn't have any on hand) - and it was still great. Husband loved it. I used lemon instead of lime and added a little EVOO to make a dressing.
As is, the recipe doesn't have enough of a dressing to serve it over the spinach leaves. The rating is for the recipe without the spinach and also with a tablespoon of olive oil added to pull the flavors together a bit more.
This is good but I thought it needed some garlic powder, a splash of Louisiana hot sauce and a seeded, devained and diced fresh jalapeno. I used my microwave rice cooker and followed the instructions on the side of the quinoa box.
Excellent salad! Very refreshing and flavorful. Love the lime juice and cumin...
So good, and so simple!! I've made this a few times with some slight variations. I have found that the recipe as written is the best!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Red Quinoa and Avocado Salad
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 311
** Calories from Fat: 156
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