Easy Green Goddess Summer Quinoa

Ditch bland salads with our Easy Green Goddess Summer Quinoa Salad made with Success® Tri-Color Quinoa, veggies, walnuts, and creamy green goddess dressing.

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Easy Green Goddess Summer Quinoa

Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 35 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted and peeled
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup prepared basil pesto
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp each salt and pepper
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups diced cucumber
  • 2 cups halved grape tomatoes
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup pecan halves, toasted

Instructions

  • Never eat a boring salad again with this refreshing, energizing, and flavor-packed quinoa salad perfectly paired with creamy green goddess dressing.

  • Step 1

  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions. Let cool completely.

    Step 2

  • In blender, purée avocado, yogurt, pesto, lime juice, salt, and pepper until smooth.

    Step 3

  • In large bowl, toss together quinoa, spinach, cucumber, grape tomatoes, red onion, and avocado dressing until well coated. Top with toasted pecans.

    Recipe Tips

  • Substitute arugula or kale for spinach.

Summer Flavors

Simple, fresh, energizing, and delicious. What more could you want from a salad? This Easy Green Goddess Summer Quinoa salad made with Success® Tri-Color Quinoa is the perfect blend of earthy quinoa, fresh, crisp vegetables, crunchy walnuts, and a creamy dressing made of avocado, pesto, yogurt, and lime juice. Never waste your time on a boring, bland salad again when you can enjoy this flavor-packed recipe in just about the same amount of time that it takes to make the typical Caesar salad.

Quinoa is considered a superfood and is a perfectly delicious addition to many salads for added sustenance, flavor, and texture. What takes this recipe to an even tastier level is the creamy dressing that can’t be found in a bottle on a shelf at your local grocers. This dressing is made at home in a blender and we promise you it’s worth the few extra minutes it takes to make. Simply purée avocado, yogurt, pesto, lime juice, salt, and pepper, and drizzle on your salad. But make sure you are ready for all of that delicious flavor because you will never want to use store-bought dressing again!

If you’re looking for more fresh ideas for your weekly meal prep ideas and you like the idea of cooking with a bit more quinoa. Check out our guide here!