I realized recently that I had a box of quinoa in the pantry that had been sitting unopened for at least 9 months. I read online months ago that quinoa was a healthy food, and bought some, but then never did anything with it! So I decided I needed to test it out. My oldest daughter has been become a vegetarian, and quinoa is an excellent food for vegetarians. It looks like a grain, but it is really a seed, and is unusually high in protein for a plant based food. So I made a southwest inspired salad using the quinoa, and it tasted very good. The quinoa has a very mild, nutty flavor, so the predominate taste was the vegetables and spices I added. Even my husband had seconds, and he is not a fan of similar dishes made with couscous or bulgar wheat.
Quinoa Avocado and Corn Salad Recipe
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 package frozen corn, thawed
- 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
- 20 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 avocado
- 2 Tablespoon lime juice
- 2 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Add quinoa and water to sauce pan and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Refrigerate for an hour or so.
- Chop avocado and toss with lime juice to prevent it from browning.
- Mix corn, cilantro, green onions, tomatoes and avocado with quinoa. Add oil, salt and pepper and stir until well combined.
Nutrition facts are estimates.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Saturated Fat: 2gSodium: 601mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 7gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g
14 thoughts on “Quinoa Avocado and Corn Salad Recipe”
I love how bright and fresh this looks. Great for upcoming spring and summer months.
Oh wow. This looks great! I will definitely add this to my “To make” file! Stopping by from Tasty Tuesday!
This looks awesome! I quite like quinoa so I can’t wait to try this.
THANK YOU so much for sharing this!
I just bought a box of quinoa because I too heard it was a great food. Can’t wait to give your salad a try.
This looks great! I love how light but tasty quinoa is!
I love quinoa, corn and avocado but haven’t tried them together. Thanks for the wonderful idea!
I love quinoa and I love avocado. That salad looks so pretty.
Mmm, that look awesome!
I just recently started using quinoa, and have been looking to amass some recipes for it – so thanks for sharing!
That looks really good! I am still trying to get used to the texture of quinoa.
This looks delicious, and perfect for a hot summers night when you don’t want to eat heavy dinners.
This looks and sounds delicious. I love quinoa, but I am not an avocado fan – what’s nice is that this recipe can easily be modified (which is something I look for in a good recipe).
this looks great!!