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Quinoa Salad in gray bowl

How To Make Quinoa Avocado Salad

Ready in less than 30 minutes, this Quinoa avocado salad with black beans and spinach is perfect on its own as a meal, or paired deliciously with your favorite poultry or fish recipe.
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 147kcal


  • Saucepan


  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1 ½ Cup Quinoa
  • 1 Can 15 Oz. Black Beans; Rinsed and drained
  • ½ Cup Olive Oil; Plus 1 Tsp.
  • 1 ½ Tsp. Kosher Salt; Divided or to taste)
  • 1 Avocado Peeled And Diced
  • ½ Lb. Spinach; chopped
  • 6 Fresh Sage Leaves; chopped
  • 1 Lemon or Lime
  • 1 Small Bell Pepper Optional


  • Bring 3 cups of lightly seasoned with ½ Tsp. Kosher salt to boil. Rinse quinoa under cool water 3 times using a mesh sieve. Drain and add the quinoa in the saucepan. Cook the quinoa in accordance to directions on the package. Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool.
    Step 1- 4 to make quinoa salad
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, add 1 tbsp. olive oil in the skillet. When heated through, add the beans and light lightly seasoned with ½ tsp. kosher salt or to taste. Heat through for 5 minutes over medium low heat while stirring constantly. Allow to cool when finished.
    steps 5-7 to make quinoa black beans salad
  • In a large bowl, place the cooled quinoa, diced avocado, black beans, spinach, ½ Cup olive oil, lemon juice, chopped sage, and ½ Tsp. salt and pepper, then top with diced bell peppers. Mix well to combine all the ingredients.
    Serve immediately or pack for lunch!
    mixed salad with quinoa and avocado in white bowl


You can substitute the sage with any other fresh herbs.
Best to cook the quinoa ahead of time. The quinoa should be cool or at room temperature when you toss this quinoa black beans salad together.
You can add finely chopped veggies such as onions and celery to provide some extra crunch to the salad.
This salad can be served cold or at room temperature.


Serving: 6People | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 624mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 17mg