Recipe Highlight – Quinoa Salad with Avocado

A delicious and healthy Quinoa Salad with Avocado recipe.
The CFE Team
June 28, 2023
Recipe Highlight – Quinoa Salad with Avocado


12 cups water
1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed
5 pickling cucumbers, peeled, ends trimmed, and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1 small red onion, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1 large tomato, cored, seeded, and diced
1 bunch Italian parsley leaves, chopped
2 bunches mint leaves, chopped
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 lemon, juiced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 heads endive, trimmed and separated into individual spears*

1 avocado, peeled, seeded and diced, for garnish


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan
  2. Add the quinoa, stir once, and return to a boil
  3. Cook uncovered, over medium heat for 12 minutes
  4. Strain and rinse well with cold water, shaking the strainer well to remove all moisture.
  5. When dry, transfer the quinoa to a large bowl
  6. Add the cucumbers, onion, tomato, parsley, mint, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and toss well
  7. Spoon onto endive spears*, top with avocado, and serve


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