Quinoa Avocado Spinach Superfood Salad

This is the simplest salad to throw together as either a side dish or an entree (if the latter, maybe with some meat or something?). Making the quinoa is the longest part of the directions and once that’s done, you are GOOD. TO. GO. Can’t recommend it enough.

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Quinoa Avocado Spinach Superfood Salad by The Garden Grazer


  • 1 cup quinoa (dry, uncooked)

  • 2 medium avocados

  • 3 oz. baby spinach (more as desired)

  • 8 oz. cherry tomatoes

  • 3 green onions (or finely diced red onion)

  • 1-2 cloves garlic (I use 2)

  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

  • 1/8 tsp. salt


  • Rinse and cook quinoa according to package directions.

  • Meanwhile, roughly chop the spinach. Place in a large bowl.

  • Mince garlic, and add to spinach.

  • Slice the green onions, halve the cherry tomatoes, and dice the avocado.

  • When quinoa is done cooking, add it to the large bowl with spinach and toss. (The heat from the quinoa will lightly wilt the spinach and mellow the garlic.)

  • Add the green onions, tomatoes, red wine vinegar, and salt. Stir to combine.

  • Add the avocado and lightly toss.

  • Serve immediately or refrigerate to let flavors blend more.