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Quinoa Avocado Salad

Quinoa Avocado Salad

Image credit to: Amy M


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, diced
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup fresh asparagus, steamed or roasted, cut into diced pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 fresh ripe avocado


1. Rinse quinoa and drain. Place in a saucepan and cover with measured water. Cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and let remain covered for another 10 minutes until all water is absorbed.

2. Remove and fluff with fork and place in a bowl to cool. When quinoa is cool, add peppers, scallions, black beans, and asparagus. Combine olive oil, water, lime juice, and salt. Toss with quinoa. Garnish with fresh, sliced avocado.

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