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After a week of Indian dishes, here’s a healthy Quinoa salad with peas, avocado and lots of herbs. I like to make this kind of simple dishes when I’m cooking for myself — everything goes into 1 bowl, mix and eat — that’s it, no fuss, no mess.

This recipe is from Vegetarian Times magazine and I made it as soon as I saw the recipe. It is definitely going to be in rotation in my home going forward.

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Green Quinoa Salad with Peas and Avocado Yum
Healthy & filling salad made with Quinoa, peas and avocado.
Green Quinoa Salad with Peas and Avocado
Course salad
Cuisine american
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Quinoa , rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup Peas ,fresh or thawed frozen
  • 1 Avocado , finely diced
  • 4 Green Onions , thinly sliced
  • ½ cup Parsley Fresh , chopped
  • ¼ cup Cilantro , chopped
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 + 1 tbsp tsps Lime juice
  • 1 tsp Lime zest
  • 2 cloves Garlic , finely minced
  • 2 tsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Coriander Ground
  • to taste Salt Pepper &
Course salad
Cuisine american
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Quinoa , rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup Peas ,fresh or thawed frozen
  • 1 Avocado , finely diced
  • 4 Green Onions , thinly sliced
  • ½ cup Parsley Fresh , chopped
  • ¼ cup Cilantro , chopped
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 + 1 tbsp tsps Lime juice
  • 1 tsp Lime zest
  • 2 cloves Garlic , finely minced
  • 2 tsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Coriander Ground
  • to taste Salt Pepper &
Green Quinoa Salad with Peas and Avocado
Instructions
  1. Bring quinoa and 1¾cups of water to boil. Lower the flame and cook quinoa until tender and small 'tails' appear. Let cool.
  2. Whisk together oil, lime juice, lime zest, maple syrup, garlic and coriander in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Stir in the cooked quinoa, peas, avocado, green onions, parsley and cilantro. Serve in lettuce cups or as is.
Recipe Notes

Linking this to Valli's 'Cooking from Cookbook ChallengeSeptember -- Week 2'.

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3 thoughts on “Green Quinoa Salad with Peas and Avocado”

  1. Green peas and avocado looks so refreshing. Nice meal to fix when your alone. For some reason I still have not acquired the taste of quinoa.

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