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APPLE AVOCADO QUINOA SALAD

Apple Avocado Quinoa Salad is a filling, refreshing, protein rich, gluten free and vegan salad. Nuttiness from th quinoa and nuts, creaminess from the avocado and the crunch from the apple, its a perfect light meal option.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course fasting food, Light Meal, Salad
Cuisine International
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 small avocado
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 -1¼ cups water
  • ¼ cup pomegranate arils
  • 8-10 walnuts lightly roasted
  • 12 mint leaves fresh
  • 2 -3 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ -½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper powder

Instructions
 

  • Put quinoa in a sieve and wash it under running water, rubbing it gently with your hand to remove the coating.
  • Transfer the quinoa in a saucepan. Add 1-1¼ cups of water.
  • Put the pan over low to medium heat and cover it.
  • Allow the quinoa to cook for 15 minutes till its done.
  • Fluff it up with a fork and keep it on the side to cool.
  • Wash, core and slice the apple. Drizzle a bit of the lemon juice over it to prevent it from turning brown.
  • Peel, remove the stone and chop the avocado into cubes. Drizzle lemon juice over it and mix gently.
  • Add the avocado to the apple.
  • Chop mint leaves roughly and add to the mixture.
  • Chop walnuts and add.
  • Add the pomegranate arils, salt, pepper and cooked quinoa.
  • Mix gently and serve.

Notes

  • Add fresh herbs of your choice.
  • I've used tricolor quinoa but you can use any that is available.
  • Add some honey if you wish.
  • Best to chop both apple and avocado just before serving as they tend to turn brown.
Keyword quinoa recipe, quinoa salad