Orange Avocado Salad with Quinoa
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Orange, Avocado, and Quinoa Salad

Oranges get the spotlight in this salad with avocados and quinoa.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4 side salads
Calories: 293kcal
Author: The Food Geek

Ingredients

Quinoa

  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 sprig rosemary**

Dressing

  • 1 orange juice and zest
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Salt to taste

Salad

  • 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

Instructions

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.

Make the dressing

  • While the quinoa cooks, zest one of the oranges and then squeeze the juice into the measuring cup. Add honey and whisk in oil. Add salt to taste.

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 293kcal | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 157mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 14g