Quinoa Salad

Now, have we ever tried to act like we’re professional chefs or maestros in the kitchen? No; we leave that to our tastemakers. What we can do though are the basics, ones we all know and love (and we think we do them pretty well). After all, potatoes never get old right?

It’s time for the essentials. We all have those weeks where we’ve had an unhealthy streak, and just want a dinner or lunch go-to that doesn’t make us feel sluggish and full. That’s why an easy, quintessential Quinoa Salad is always a good way to go, and we think we’ve created the perfect one. See the easy steps below and start your week off right…


1 cup uncooked quinoa

1 tomato

1 avocado

1/2 red onion

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

1 tablespoon chopped basil

Parsley and basil for garnish

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tablespoon of olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

1. Boil 2 cups of water. Once boiling, add 1 cup of quinoa, bring to a boil, and cover for 10-12 minute on medium heat, or until water is absorbed.

2. Chop some tomato, avocado, red onion (optional), parsley and basil.

3. Once quinoa is cooked, mix in a large bowl with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic salt, salt and pepper (to taste).

4. Add vegetables and mix well.

5. Plate and enjoy!