I was thinking about titling this post "why I hate the yogurt aisle" or "why you should only buy plain yogurt" but I thought I would go with the most straight forward title - sugar in yogurt.

And I have a favor to ask all readers at the end of this post!

This avocado, cilantro, and lime quinoa salad is addicting. It has the perfect combination of flavors. I used to make it all the time years ago, and then hadn't for a while. My friend hunnerwoof reminded me of it in an email.

The base is quinoa, a seed, and it is nice and filling. Plus you get nice yummy fats from the avocado, which also help to keep you fuller longer. I made a very basic vinaigrette for this, but my cilantro lime dressing or taco dressing would work well too.

~ 2 cups cooked quinoa
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/2 an avocado, sliced or diced
~1/4 cup avocado oil
~ 1/8 cup lime juice
~ 1/8 cup rice vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Be sure to rinse the quinoa well before cooking, otherwise it will taste bitter. I usually rinse mine in this about 5 times to make sure to get the saponins off. I let the quinoa cool and then mix all the ingredients together. I am not sure how long this will keep because it never lasts for more than a couple days in my house.

Awhile ago (sorry it has taken so long) my brother asked me how long the homemade dressings I make will last. I usually do not have much leftover, or when I do I use it up the next day. However, I decided to make a list in case you want to double or triple some of the recipes so that you always have homemade on hand.

Please note that this only gives you an approximate shelf life. Many factors can and will influence how long food can last.


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