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Add Lemon Basil Avocado Quinoa to your next meal for a punch of nutrition along with deliciousness. A quick and easy side dish that will compliment any meal. #quinoa #avocado #sidedish #easyrecipe #familyfavorite #swirlsofflavor
Quinoa Salad With Avocado
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Our Quinoa Salad With Avocado is such an easy side dish recipe. A homemade citrus dressing, fresh basil and the super food avocado combine to make this avocado quinoa a delicious addition any summer meal.
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado quinoa salad, quinoa salad with avocado
Servings: 6
Calories: 242 kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup frozen peas , thawed
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil , preferably extra virgin
  • 3 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 avocado , chopped, 1 cup
  • 3 Tbs. thinly sliced fresh basil
  1. In medium saucepot bring 2 cups water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add quinoa. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until water has been absorbed, 12-15 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat. Using a fork, fluff up quinoa and then stir in peas. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Uncover and cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, in serving dish combine olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, kosher salt and pepper until blended.
  4. Stir in quinoa mixture, avocado and basil, gently tossing until evenly coated. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Recipe Notes

Makes 5 cups.

Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Salad With Avocado
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 244mg11%
Potassium 389mg11%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 287IU6%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.