This鳄梨沙拉藜recipe is a powerhouse salad packed with good-for-you ingredients and the best healthy lemon vinaigrette.
We’re obsessed with this quinoa salad in my house lately. Not only is it healthy and packed with healthy ingredients – it tastes great! (and that’s not easy with healthy food sometimes)
Quinoa is one of my favorite “superfoods” and in salad form, it combines with other vegetables to make a well-rounded and healthy meal. This quinoa salad is fresh, light, a little tangy, filling, andsoflavorful. The veggies work so well with the quinoa and the dressing goes perfectly with everything else.
The quinoa gives this salad tons of protein, and, paired with the healthy fats from the avocado, you’ll be amazed how filling this salad is. The toddler and I will eat this as a full meal for lunch and we also love eating it as a side dish withgrilled chicken (try this marinade！）
And speaking of healthy meals…
I’ve mentioned the toddler’s affinity for all things healthy food — he ADORES salads and sandwiches and won’t touch a burger or fried food with a 10-foot pole. Of course he likes his fair share of less-than-healthy foods, but if you ask him what he wants to eat it’s generally something pretty light and/or healthy (such as this quinoa salad!).
The other day I was out and my husband had the two boys with him. He’d planned a fun “boys” day complete with arcade games and burgers with fries.
I got a text about an hour after heading out that said, “Grey is begging me for salad with tomatoes. Is this for reals?” Yes, yes it is.
And the tomatoes were scarce in the salad since he’d eaten most of those too. Needless to say, this quinoa salad is a hit at my home! And not only with the toddler — everyone loves it!
Can I Make this Salad Ahead of Time?
Parts of this quinoa salad can be made ahead of time, but it is best enjoyed shortly after being dressed and assembled. You can prep all the veggies (minus the avocado), quinoa, and dressing ahead of time and store them separately in the fridge. When you’re ready to eat, chop the avocado (you’ll want the avocado prepped as close to eating as possible) and add it to the salad along with the dressing.
If you aren’t planning on finishing this salad all in one day, I’d recommend keeping the dressing separate from the salad and only dressing what you’ll be eating.
And you can of course always halve the recipe, but you’ll probably want to make a full batch of the dressing to have on hand because it is THAT good.
More Healthy Salad Recipes:
- 1cupuncooked quinoa
- 8盎司fresh cherry tomatoes,halved
- 1/4cupred onion,切碎
- 五盎司fresh spinach,roughly chopped
- 2large成熟的鳄梨，pit removed and chopped
- 1/4of 1 bunchfresh cilantro,可选的口味
- 1/3cupFeta Cheese,可选的口味
- 2tablespoonsDijon mustard,do not use regular mustard
- 1teaspoondried oregano
- 1柠檬(2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice)
Cook the quinoa according to package directions. Fluff and set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, prep the dressing.拂红酒醋，芥末，牛至，大蒜，1/2茶匙盐（或适量），和1/4茶匙辣椒（或适量）一起在一个小碗。慢慢加入橄榄油入醋混合物，同时拂动轻快。拂柠檬汁。倒入冰箱里一个罐子和存储，而跃跃欲试的蔬菜。
Prep the veggies: Halve the cherry tomatoes, chop the cucumber (peel if desired, we leave the peel on), finely chop a quarter of a red onion, roughly chop fresh spinach, remove the pits and chop the avocados. Finely chop the cilantro if desired.
In a large bowl, add in all the prepped veggies and quinoa. Remove the dressing from the fridge and shake it well and then pour over the salad*. Toss the salad and then top with feta cheese if desired.
*If you aren't planning on finishing this salad all in one day, I'd recommend keeping the dressing separate from the salad and only dressing what you'll be eating. Also, only prep the amount of avocados to what you'll be eating that day (so if you'll have leftovers, only add 1 avocado and add the other one the next day)