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Quinoa Avocado Salad

Updated: Sep 18, 2023

Protein-packed quinoa pairs with creamy avocado in this refreshing grain salad. It's the perfect make-ahead side dish to bring on a picnic or take to a potluck. Or pack it for lunch or enjoy it as a light dinner.

Updated on June 8, 2018

Prep Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 20 mins


  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil

  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa, cooled

  • 2 medium avocados, chopped

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

  • 1 cup diced cucumber

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 scallion, sliced


Whisk lime juice, oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add quinoa, avocados, tomatoes, cucumber, cilantro and scallion; stir gently until combined.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 4 hours.

Add other favorite vegetables like beets!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 1/2 cups calories 414

total carbohydrate 44g

dietary fiber 12g total sugars 4g protein 9g total fat 25g saturated fat 3g vitamin a 722iu vitamin c 22mg folate 156mcg sodium 313mg calcium 58mg iron 3mg magnesium 135mg potassium 968mg


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