Quinoa Salad with Citrus Dressing

 A plate of Quinoa Vegetable Salad with Citrus Dressing

Today I had the pleasure of going on a school field trip with my oldest son, a third grader. We went ice skating, and I loved it! First, because I had the chance to spend some focused time with my son. I rarely, if ever get to spend time with just one of my children. It was a treat! I hope I get the chance to do the same with my other two sons soon. Second, I realized how much I missed ice skating. As a teenager (oh so long ago), I skated at least every other weekend. Back then, ice skating was the thing to do. I also found it fun watching a bunch of third graders learning how to skate and having a great time doing that. They fell often, but simply got back up and kept on trying. 

This Quinoa Salad with Citrus Dressing recipe was given to me by one of my long time friends. I met her in 8th grade during that time when skating was the thing. We’ve stayed in touch ever since. I love this salad because it's refreshing and very easy to put together—just combine a few simple and healthy ingredients for a great, satisfying lunch. 

Healthy ingredients are what can better our health. For example, the grain quinoa boosts bone health. It is also packed with protein and treats diabetes. On the other hand, tomatoes target heart health. Eating more tomatoes reduces heart disease and promotes healthy skin. Avocados provide a healthy source of fats but also supports weight loss and promotes a smaller waistline. Happy salad making!

Yield: 2

Quinoa Salad with Citrus Dressing


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

  • 1 plum tomato, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon red onion, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1 avocado, chopped

  • 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice (1/2 lemon)

  • 1 Tablespoons Olive Oil

  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients together.
  2. Salt and pepper to your taste.



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