Quinoa Avocado Salad


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil

  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa, cooled

  • 2 medium avocados, chopped

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

  • 1 cup diced cucumber

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 scallion, sliced


  1. 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.

    How to Make Quinoa-Avocado Salad


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

414 Calories
25g Fat
44g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 414
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 12g 42%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 9g 18%
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Vitamin A 722IU 14%
Vitamin C 22mg 24%
Folate 156mcg 39%
Sodium 313mg 14%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 135mg 32%
Potassium 968mg 21%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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