Quinoa, Avocado and Tomato Salad

    50 minutes

    A tasty combination of quinoa, avocado, tomatoes, cucumber and red onion simply seasoned with cumin and lime juice.

    5 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 1/3 cup red quinoa, rinsed
    • 2/3 cup water
    • 150g cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 75g diced cucumber
    • 40g diced red onion
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 60g fresh baby spinach leaves
    • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and sliced

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Bring the quinoa and water to the boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer into a mixing bowl and refrigerate until cold.
    2. Once the quinoa has chilled, gently stir in the tomatoes, cucumber and diced red onion. Season with lime juice, cumin, salt and pepper; stir to combine. Divide the spinach leaves onto salad plates and top with the quinoa salad. Garnish with avocado slices to serve.


    Red quinoa is usually found in the organic section of most supermarkets or in health food shops. It tastes the same as normal quinoa, it just adds a better colour to salads.

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    Wow, what an easy and delicious dish to prepare! I worried there might not be enough seasonings but this dish was flavourful and refreshing.  -  17 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Excellent .....and I love quinoa so this is just another delicious way to enjoy it....my only mini change was to cook my quinoa in chicken broth instead of water. Loved this healthy and light dinner. Thanks Gitano!  -  28 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    delicious! I added in chopped parley and chick peas and omitted the spinach, onion & cukes (only because I didn't have any on hand) - and it was still great. Husband loved it. I used lemon instead of lime and added a little EVOO to make a dressing.  -  25 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)