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5 from 21 votes

Avocado Stuffed Quinoa Salad

Delicious and easy to make, and perfect for the summer, this avocado stuffed quinoa salad is full of healthy ingredients and so delicious to eat.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 443kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups vegetable broth or water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 ripe avocados halved and pitted
  • 4 ounces grape tomatoes about 1 cup, halved
  • 2 Persian cucumbers chopped
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup fresh dill chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large lemon zested and juiced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • ¾ cup Lundberg Antique White Quinoa

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, toast quinoa until slightly fragrant 2 minutes. Add vegetable brother (or water) and salt and stir. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover. Cook until the liquid is absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and let rest, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff quinoa with a fork and set aside.
  • Spoon out some of the avocado flesh, leaving some in the pit. Chop up scooped out avocado.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the cooked quinoa, chopped avocado, tomatoes, cucumber feta, dill, and red onion.
  • In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, dried oregano salt and pepper. Add to quinoa mixture and mix. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Spoon quinoa mixture into a mound on each avocado half and garnish with more feta and dill. Serve immediately.

Notes

Storage: The quinoa salad will keep well for 2 days in the fridge. Don't cut the avocado and stuff until you are ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 592mg | Potassium: 1460mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1143IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 298mg | Iron: 6mg