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1/2 - quinoa
  • 2 - small roma tomatoes
  • 1 - large avocado 1/2 - red onion 1/2 cups - spinach
  • 2 - garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons - lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons - olive oil
  • Directions:

    Place uncooked quinoa in a medium saucepan with 1 cup water, and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat and cover, simmer for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
    Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
    In a large bowl, mix together tomato, avocado, onion, garlic, and spinach.
    Add the quinoa (once mostly cooled), and mix together.
    Mix in lemon juice and olive oil.

    Brief Description

    I have quinoa in my apartment at all times, without fail. I put it in just about everything I make, but this is my default recipe when I just need something quick and simple to eat. It travels well, it's great cold or at room temperature, and it delivers a ton of protein. Love it!

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    Category:  Salads

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 30 min
    Cook Time: 15 min


    The measurements of the veggies are totally up to you – I tend to like more avocado and less onion, but it doesn't matter at all. Experiment!

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    October 21, 2015

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