Quinoa Avocado and Corn Salad Recipe

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Quinoa Avocado and Corn Salad
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.

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Quinoa Avocado and Corn Salad

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Quinoa Avocado and Corn Salad Recipe

Published By Anne
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 4
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  • 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.
    1 cup quinoa, 1 1/2 cups water
  • Chop avocado and toss with lime juice to prevent it from browning.
    1 avocado, 2 Tablespoon lime juice
  • Mix corn, cilantro, green onions, tomatoes and avocado with quinoa. Add oil, salt and pepper and stir until well combined.
    1/2 package frozen corn, 20 cherry tomatoes, 2 Tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 696mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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I love to cook and I want to share my recipes with you. I believe cooking should be approachable and fun, not a chore. I want to make simple recipes using everyday ingredients that you can make again and again, whether it is for a busy weeknight, a summer cookout or a special dessert. Read more...

13 thoughts on “Quinoa Avocado and Corn Salad Recipe”

  1. 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.


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