Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tri-Color Quinoa Salad with Tomatoes, Avocado, Cilantro+ Lime

Quinoa doesn't make an appearance on our menu very often but when it does, Mark and I gobble it up. It's so versatile, fairly healthy and I especially like that it takes on the flavors its paired with. I buy this tri-color quinoa at Trader Joe's and it looks so beautiful when cooked and prepared with other bright colors. Tomatoes add sweetness, avocado adds creaminess and the addition of cilantro and lime brighten up this entire dish. This tasty quinoa salad can be warm, at room temperature or chilled. It's even better for lunch the next day. 

Better yet, make a big batch on Sunday night and enjoy this tastiness all week!

Tri-Color Quinoa Salad with Tomatoes, Avocado, Cilantro + Lime

1 cup Trader Joe's tri-color quinoa (or regular quiona)
2 vine ripened tomatoes, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
juice of one lime
olive oil (a drizzle)
salt + pepper, to season

Cook quinoa according to instructions on package. Chop up tomatoes, avocado and cilantro, and add to cooked quinoa. Toss with lime juice, olive oil and salt and pepper to season.

Serve immediately, at room temperature or chill in the fridge.


  1. Do I even need to say it :) you know I love this!!!!

  2. I will have to try this next time I have some extra quinoa and it looks like a versatile and tasty side dish too! Great idea and you know I love me some Avo! :)