How To Make Spring Carrot, Radish and Quinoa Salad with Herbed Avocado
For a quinoa salad that is bursting with flavor, try adding herbs and a generous amount of avocado. It’s a refreshingly healthy salad. Try it at home.
In a saucepan, combine the rinsed quinoa and 1 cup water. Bring the mixture to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to a simmer.
Cook for 15 minutes, remove the pot from heat, and let it rest, covered, for 5 minutes. Use a fork to fluff up the quinoa and mix in the garlic and olive oil. Season to taste with sea salt.
Pour the seeds into a small pan. Heat the seeds over medium heat, stirring frequently, until they are fragrant and turning golden on the edges. Remove from heat.
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest, mustard, and honey until emulsified. Season with sea salt and black pepper, to taste.
In a small bowl, combine the chunks of avocado, lemon or lime juice, chopped fresh herbs, coriander and sea salt. Mash with a fork until the mixture is blended and no longer chunky.
Divide the arugula and quinoa between two large salad bowls. Drizzle lightly with vinaigrette and toss to coat. Divide the radishes, carrots, and fennel between the two bowls.
Top with a sprinkling of sunflower seeds and feta cheese. Add a big dollop of herbed avocado. Serve!
- Calories: 836.93kcal
- Fat: 60.79g
- Saturated Fat: 11.15g
- Trans Fat: 0.00g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 38.04g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.51g
- Carbohydrates: 67.58g
- Fiber: 18.16g
- Sugar: 13.98g
- Protein: 16.56g
- Cholesterol: 20.48mg
- Sodium: 1433.91mg
- Calcium: 311.38mg
- Potassium: 1815.77mg
- Iron: 5.24mg
- Vitamin A: 874.51µg
- Vitamin C: 99.76mg
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