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Quinoa and avocado salad

This easy, colourful salad will really brighten up your mealtime

25 mins
8 ingredients
$3 / person
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Quinoa and avocado salad

Credit: Love My Salad



Serves = 1

  • 1 cup red quinoa, cooked
  • 1/4 cup fresh corn, grilled and kernels cut off cob
  • 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsn lemon juice
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 medium avocado, stone and skin removed, mash with a fork
  • 2 tbsn alfalfa sprouts

It’s this easy

  • Spread the avocado on a plate
  • In a bowl combine all ingredients except sprouts, toss to combine and place on plate
  • Top with sprouts
  • Note: to cook quinoa combine 1 cup quinoa and 2 cups water in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and leave covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and transfer to a bowl.


  • Add some coriander, parsley and chives. You can also try crumbling some fetta on top


Nutrition information (per serve):

  • Energy (1822kJ)
  • Protein (11.3g)
  • Total fat (21.8g)
  • Saturated fat (3.8g)
  • Carbohydrate (43.5g); Starch (37.6g), Sugars (6.1g), Added sugars (0g), Free sugars (0.4g)
  • Dietary fibre (8.5g)
  • Sodium (53mg)
  • Calcium (59mg)
  • Iron (3.4mg)


Contains: Dairy, Soy, FODMAPs.
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