Quinoa & Pine Nut Salad

Author Notes: The first time I tasted this salad at a party it had walnuts in place of pine nuts and didn't have the avocado. I made it the original way a couple times but knew that there had to be another nut that would go better. I tried toasted slivered almonds (which was good, but not perfect) then I tried the pine nut AKA Pignolia. The flavors come together wonderfully! I would recommend making this at least a couple hours before you eat it so it can chill. Kristina's Cooking

Serves: 3-4


  • 2 cups Cooked Quinoa (I used multi colored)
  • 3 tablespoons Raw Pine Nuts
  • 2 Chopped Large Tomatoes (or 8 cherry tomatoes, halved)
  • 1 Diced Avocado
  • 2-3 tablespoons Olive Oil
In This Recipe


  1. Place cooked Quinoa in the fridge to cool.
  2. Heat a small skillet on medium high heat.
  3. Add the Pine Nuts and cook until golden brown (about 2 minutes), making sure to stir often)
  4. Put chopped Tomatoes, Avocado, and Olive Oil in a medium size bowl.
  5. Add Pine Nuts and Quinoa and season with Salt and Pepper. Enjoy!

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