Orange, Avocado, and Quinoa Salad
Oranges get the spotlight in this salad with avocados and quinoa.
Servings: 4 side salads
- 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 oranges
- 1 sprig rosemary**
- 1 orange juice and zest
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp honey
- Salt to taste
- 4 cups romaine or other greens
- 1 avocado
- 1 orange segmented or sliced
- 1/4 red onion or 1 small shallot or 2 green onions
Start the quinoa
Squeeze 2 oranges into a measuring cup, add water until you get 1 full cup. Add to a pan with quinoa. Toss in 1 rosemary sprig, or a pinch (or two) of your favorite spice.
Bring to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and let set for 5 more minutes, until tender. Fluff with a fork. **Read cooking directions on your package in case it needs to cook longer or shorter.
Finish and serve
Slice onions, avocados and last remaining orange.
Put salad greens in a bowl and toss with 1/2 of dressing to get them evenly coated.
Add quinoa, onions, avocados and oranges to the bowl. Top with remaining dressing.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 293kcal | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 157mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 14g