Protein-packed quinoa pairs with creamy avocado in this refreshing grain salad. It's the perfect make-ahead side dish to bring on a picnic or take to a potluck. Or pack it for lunch or enjoy it as a light dinner. Source:, April 2018

Hilary Meyer


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Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk lime juice, oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add quinoa, avocados, tomatoes, cucumber, cilantro and scallion; stir gently until combined.



To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

414 calories; 24.6 g total fat; 3.3 g saturated fat; 313 mg sodium. 968 mg potassium; 44.1 g carbohydrates; 11.7 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 9.2 g protein; 722 IU vitamin a iu; 22 mg vitamin c; 156 mcg folate; 58 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 135 mg magnesium;

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  • 5 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
This was easy and delicious. I served it on a bed of greens. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was delicious and healthy but a tad bland. Next time I'll make it with freshly minced garlic and add a little cumin and/or red/chipotle pepper. Will definitely make it again but will spice it up a bit. Read More