Quinoa, Avocado and Bean Salad


This nutritious salad will infuse your taste buds with all kinds of flavor!  Prepare this salad in advance and you take it to work for a couple of days.  This saves you time and energy during the week.

Prep time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings


  • 1 Cup of cooked Quinoa
  • 1 3/4 Cups Water
  • 1/2  Red bell pepper diced
  • 2 Scallions thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3/4 Tablespoon Fresh Lime juice
  • 1 Pinch of Sea Salt
  • 4 Cups of Spinach or mixed greens
  • 1 Fresh Ripe Avocado sliced
  • 1 Can (15 ounce) Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro


  1. Rinse the quinoa and drain. Place in a saucepan with the water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to low heat. Let simmer for 12 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit, covered, for another 8 minutes until all the water is absorbed.
  2. Remove the quinoa from the pan and fluff with a fork onto a plate to cool. When cool, add the pepper and scallions. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, lime juice, and salt. Toss with the quinoa.
  3. To serve, place arugula on a plate, spoon the quinoa salad on top, then garnish with fresh sliced avocado, a spoon of drained black beans, and a sprinkle of cilantro.

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