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     greek quinoa and avocados

Category   Salads - Soups - Sidedishes
Sub Category   Vegetarian
Servings   4
Preptime   15mins

Ingredients
1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
1 cup water
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 cup shredded fresh spinach
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tbs lemon juice
2 tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
spinach leaves
 
2 ripe avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions
In a small saucepan, combine quinoa and water. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Place quinoa in a medium bowl.
Add tomato, shredded spinach, and onion to quinoa; stir to combine. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, and salt. Add to quinoa mixture; toss to coat.
Place additional spinach leaves on four salad plates. Arrange avocado slices atop spinach leaves. Divide quinoa mixture evenly over avocado slices.Sprinkle each serving with some of the feta.
Calories 332, Total Fat 24 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 11 mg, Sodium 457 mg, Carbohydrate 27 g, Fiber 8 g, Protein 7 g. Daily Values- Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 37%, Calcium 11%, Iron 18%. Exchanges- Vegetable .5, Starch 1.5, Fat 4.5. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Serving Suggestions
Brush avocado slices with lemon juice and rinse quinoa grains before cooking


Originally Submitted
5/29/2012





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