Wegmans Red Quinoa-Avocado Salad

Wegmans Chef Nella Neeck gives you an introduction to the ancient grain quinoa and how to use it in a great salad to complement your BBQ. If you have been looking for a way to incorporate Quinoa and vegetables into your meal plan then this recipe fits the bill. Make this in big batches as this salad is great for a side for dinner or for lunch. It's so easy and a crowd-pleaser -- even the kids like it! It is the perfect recipe for summer meals. You will love that you're getting a complete protein without meat. And what a nice change for picnics from the standard potato salad.

Ingredients

Red quinoa 7 Ounce
Frozen sweet corn 12 Ounce , thawed
Fresh cilantro leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs) , finely chopped
Green onions 1 Cup (16 tbs) , thinly sliced
Plum tomatoes 2 Medium , diced (about 1 cup)
Avocado 2 Medium , peeled, pitted, cut into small dice
Vinaigrette dressing 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (Lemon Vinaigrette)
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Cracked black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Cook the red quinoa as per directions on the package.

2. Drain and place in a bowl. Fluff with fork to separate. Chill well.

MAKING

3. To a large mixing bowl, add cooked quinoa, corn, cilantro, green onions, and tomatoes.

4. Fold in avocados and dressing. Mix gently until well-combined.

5. Season with salt and pepper.

SERVING

6. Serve warm or cold.

TIPS

Making the salad ahead of time and chilling it helps to allow all the flavors to marry together.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 261Calories from Fat 132

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.6%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 210 mg8.75%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.3%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 6 g12%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet