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.

Hilary Meyer
Source:, April 2018


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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; protein 9.2g 18% DV; carbohydrates 44.1g 14% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 11.7g 47% DV; sugars 4.4g; fat 24.6g 38% DV; saturated fat 3.3g 17% DV; vitamin a iu 721.8IU 14% DV; vitamin c 21.9mg 37% DV; folate 155.6mcg 39% DV; calcium 58.3mg 6% DV; iron 3.1mg 17% DV; magnesium 134.7mg 48% DV; potassium 967.9mg 27% DV; sodium 312.9mg 13% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 26% DV.

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  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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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