August 12, 2013

avocado, lime & cilantro quinoa salad



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.

Ingredients
~ 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

Directions
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.


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