Spring Carrot, Radish and Quinoa Salad with Herbed Avocado Recipe

Spring Carrot, Radish and Quinoa Salad with Herbed Avocado Recipe

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.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • ½cupquinoa
  • 1tbspgarlic cloves
  • 2tspolive oil
  • 4cuparugula
  • 2cupradishes
  • 3carrots
  • ¼tspbulb fennel
  • 3tbspsunflower seeds
  • 3tbspcrumbled feta

Lemon vinaigrette

  • ¼cupolive oil
  • 1cuplemon juice
  • 1tspdijon mustard
  • ½tsphoney
  • 1tspsea salt
  • 1tspblack pepper

Herbed avocado

  • 1largeavocadodiced
  • 1tbsplime juice
  • 3tbspfresh herbs
  • ½tspground coriander
  • tspsea salt


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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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