Quinoa Avocado Salad

Quinoa Avocado Salad with Parsley, Corn, Tomatoes, and Lemon Vinaigrette - Andrea Meyers

QUINOA AVOCADO SALAD WITH PARSLEY, CORN, TOMATOES, AND LEMON VINAIGRETTE

Serves 8 as a side dish.

Equipment

small bowl
2-quart pot with lid
large bowl

Ingredients

1 cup (6-1/2 ounces/184 g) quinoa (I used Trader Joe’s Tricolor Quinoa in the photo above.)
12 ounces (340 g) fresh sweet corn from the cob, or thawed from frozen
1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
4 plum tomatoes, diced
2 large avocadoes, cubed

LEMON VINAIGRETTE

1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, from about 3 lemons
3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1-1/2 teaspoons sea salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

1. VINAIGRETTE – Whisk together all the vinaigrette ingredients in the small bowl, and set aside.

2. QUINOA – Prepare the quinoa according to the package directions. Transfer to the large bowl and cool.

3. Toss the corn, parsley, and diced tomatoes with the quinoa. Gently fold in the avocadoes and the lemon vinaigrette, and allow to rest about 5 minutes, then serve.

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