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Quinoa, Avocado and Apple Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 head green leaf lettuce, torn into pieces
  • 2 fuji apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 avocado, cubed
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup roasted almonds

Directions

Prep: 1. Boil water for quinoa and cook quinoa according to package instructions. Meanwhile... 2. Tear lettuce. 3. Cut/slice: apples, carrot and avocado. 4. Grate garlic. 5. Juice lemon. 6. Whisk together lemon juice and mustard in a small bowl. 7. Slowly drizzle in oil, while whisking and add in garlic, honey, salt and pepper. Set aside. Make salad: 1. Toss together lettuce, quinoa, apple, carrot, almonds and avocado in a bowl. 2. Toss with dressing and serve.

Notes

The original recipe calls for 4 slices of cooked bacon, chopped! We left it out for our vegetarian friends, so feel free to toss in bacon and a handful of crumbled cheese.

Goes great with these recipes

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