POW! Nutritional punch! Quinoa, tender spinach, and sweet cherry tomatoes join forces with bites of creamy avocado to bring it all together. I find it to be a perfect marriage of filling and energizing. I'm fascinated with the fact that it's so simple, yet the flavors seem so complex as you eat it. My head starts spinning at how many variations there could be. Add some beans for an extra protein punch, change up the veggies, or use fresh lemon juice in the dressing instead of red wine vinegar. Although I probably won't stray too far from this version because my husband raves about how much he loves it. It's our new favorite quinoa dish! Not to mention it makes a rock star take-along cold lunch. Hope you love it too!
Cook the quinoa according to package directions.
Meanwhile, make the dressing: in a small bowl whisk together ingredients and set aside.
Roughly chop the spinach and place in a large bowl.
Slice the green onions, halve the cherry tomatoes, and dice the avocado.
When quinoa is done cooking, add it to the large bowl with spinach and toss. The heat from the quinoa will lightly wilt the spinach.
Add the green onions, tomatoes, and dressing. Stir to combine.
Add the avocado and lightly toss.
Serve immediately or refrigerate to let flavors blend more.
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|Serving Size: 1 Recipe (531g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Recipe|
|Calories from Fat: 1017 (89%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 113g||151 %|
|Saturated Fat 16g||80 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 78.8g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 13g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 184.1mg||6 %|
|Potassium 2086.1mg||55 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 37.7g||11 %|
|Dietary Fiber 28.1g||112 %|
|Sugars, other 9.6g|
|Protein 8.9g||13 %|
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Calories per serving: 1141
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