Black Quinoa with Avocado & Summer Squash.

July 25, 2012

Author Notes: As many of us know now, quinoa is a super grain. Here I just combined it with some summer flavors & veggies for a quick lunch. This would a great side to bring a weekend BBQ, or to serve next to grilled fish.we eat. happy.

Serves: 4


for the salad

  • 1 cup black quinoa
  • 1 cup summer squash, diced & sauteed in a little olive oil for about 6-8 minutes
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced

for the dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon dried cilantro or a handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • sea salt & cracked pepper
In This Recipe


for the salad

  1. Bring 2 cups of salted water to a boil. Add the quinoa, reduce to a simmer & let cook for 15 minutes or until the water is absorbed. Add to the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl.

for the dressing

  1. Add ingredients together & whisk; pour over the quinoa & combine. Enjoy room temperature.

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