Bon Appetit

Quinoa Salad

This is one of my new favorites! While in Canada, amongst all the junk food my mom whipped up this salad one day. Probably the first healthy thing I had eaten in days. I was instantly hooked and needed the recipe! I finally made it last night for dinner and I am looking forward to the leftovers for lunch! This is such a delicious salad and it doesn't hurt that it is full of healthy ingredients. 


- 2 cups water and 1 cup quinoa (pinch of salt) and cook in rice cooker. When done, let it completely cool. In a large bowl:

- 2 avocados cut up

- 1 can black beans rinsed 

- 1 cup pumpkin seed

- 1 can black sliced olives or chop whole ones (pitted)

- cilantro chopped about 1/2 cup

- 5 green onions sliced on the angle

- 3-4 large celery sticks cut lengthwise then chopped

- 2-3 cloves of garlic (you may do more or less, depends on you)

For the dressing you will need:

- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

- 1/4 cup lime juice

- 1 tablespoon honey

- 2 tablespoons coarse mustard

- salt and 
black pepper  


Place all ingredients together and gently mix. Whisk dressing well or shake in a shaker. Taste and adjust as needed. Pour over ingredients and gently toss, refridgerate and gently toss once more before eating. Makes a fair amount. Now enjoy!!!




  1. This looks absolutely delicious and very quick to cook! I'm going to save this for later, definitely!

  2. It is super easy to put together and SO yummy!! It doesn't hurt that it's healthy too! Let me know how it goes :)