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Mediterranean Quinoa & Avocado Salad

Summary

This delectable toss of quinoa, tomato, baby spinach, and red onion is simply seasoned with fresh mint and lemon juice. Then it’s topped with wedges of chickpea burgers, avocado slices and optional feta cheese.

What You Need

  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2/3 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 4 MorningStar Farms® Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers
  • 1 cup seeded and chopped tomato
  • 1 cup chopped fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, halved, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz.) crumbled feta cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. COMBINE water and quinoa in a small sauce pan. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered about 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed. Transfer to large bowl. Cool slightly.
  2. MEANWHILE, prepare MORNINGSTAR FARMS Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers according to package directions. Cut into wedges. Set aside.
  3. ADD tomato, 1 cup spinach, red onion and mint to quinoa. Toss to combine. In small bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Drizzle over quinoa mixture. Toss to combine.
  4. ARRANGE the 3 cups spinach and avocado slices on 4 serving plates. Spoon quinoa mixture on each. Top with burger pieces and feta cheese (if desired).
Cooking time (duration)

Prep Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes

Number of servings (yield)

4 servings

Category

Salad

Submitted by

MorningStar Farms

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