Quinoa Salad with Spinach Grapefruit & Avocado

This Quinoa Salad with Spinach Grapefruit and Avocado is loaded with vitamin C, A, Potassium and good heart-healthy fats!!

This Quinoa Salad with Spinach Grapefruit and Avocado is loaded with vitamin C, A, Potassium and good heart-healthy fats!!Quinoa Salad with Spinach Grapefruit & Avocado

More easy quinoa salad recipes I love are Protein Egg and Quinoa Salad Jars (perfect for on-the-go!), Quinoa Tabbouleh (from The Skinnytaste Cookbook), and Quinoa Chickpea Avocado Salad.

There is something wonderful to me about biting into a salad with grapefruit. It’s juicy and refreshing and lends a sort of bitter-sweetness to each bite. If you are not a fan of grapefruit this is also great with oranges or you could even do a combination.

This Quinoa Salad with Spinach Grapefruit and Avocado is loaded with vitamin C, A, Potassium and good heart-healthy fats!!

Let’s talk about quinoa pronounced (KEEN-wah).

It surprises me how many people have never even heard of quinoa. Quinoa is an amino acid-rich (protein) seed from South America with a slight nutty, earthy taste. It’s also gluten-free and a great way to add protein to vegetarian diets.

I love using it in soups, in place of rice, but it’s also wonderful in salads. It comes in a variety of colors such as orange, pink, red, or black. I found this tri-color variety in Trader Joe’s, use whatever variety you wish.

This Quinoa Salad with Spinach Grapefruit and Avocado is loaded with vitamin C, A, Potassium and good heart-healthy fats!!

This Quinoa Salad with Spinach Grapefruit and Avocado is loaded with vitamin C, A, Potassium and good heart-healthy fats!!

This Quinoa Salad with Spinach Grapefruit and Avocado is loaded with vitamin C, A, Potassium and good heart-healthy fats!!
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Quinoa Salad with Spinach Grapefruit & Avocado

5
Freestyle Points
222
Calories
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
CUISINE: American
This Quinoa Salad with Spinach Grapefruit and Avocado is loaded with vitamin C, A, Potassium and good heart-healthy fats!!

Ingredients

  • 4 oz baby spinach
  • 2 ruby red grapefruits, peeled and fruit separated, reserving 3 slices
  • 1 haas avocados, diced
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, 1/3 cup dry

For the Citrus Vinaigrette:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 2 tbsp chopped shallots
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • grapefruit juice from 3 reserved slices of grapefruit

Instructions

  • Rinse quinoa well under cold water and cook according to package directions.
  • Drain and let it cool.
  • Peel the skin and white membrane off the grapefruit and separate the pieces.
  • Reserve three grapefruit slices for the vinaigrette and squeeze the juice; set aside.
  • Cut up the remaining grapefruit into small pieces for the salad.
  • In a medium bowl whisk the olive oil, grapefruit juice (from 3 slices of grapefruit), vinegar, chopped shallots, salt and pepper.
  • In a large bowl toss spinach, quinoa, avocado, grapefruit and vinaigrette.
  • Divide between four plates.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4th, Calories: 222kcal, Carbohydrates: 25.5g, Protein: 4.5g, Fat: 12.9g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Sodium: 26.8mg, Fiber: 5.9g, Sugar: 1.6g
Freestyle Points: 5
Points +: 6