Tasty Quinoa Salad

quinoa_recipe4 Cups cooked organic quinoa, fluffed and cooled (Be sure to rinse quinoa thoroughly before cooking to prevent bitterness)

1 Cup organic cucumber, peeled and diced

1 Cup organic tomato, finely chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced

¼ Cup scallions, thinly sliced

2/3 Cup fresh parsley, minced

1/3 Cup fresh mint, minced

3 T organic lime juice

½ tsp salt, or to taste

1/8 tsp ground pepper

Organic baby spinach

1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced


In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, cucumber, tomatoes, jalapeno, scallions, parsley, and mint. In a small bowl, wisk together the lime juice, salt, and pepper; pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss to coat the grains and vegetables thoroughly. Taste and add more lime juice or salt as needed. Spoon quinoa/veggie mixture over a bed of spinach on individual plates; garnish individual servings with avocado.