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Avocado BLT Quinoa Salad
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Avocado BLT Quinoa Salad

Avocado BLT Quinoa Salad recipe is full of avocado, bacon, tomatoes, spinach and Ranch dressing. It is an easy, gluten-free lunch, dinner, or potluck dish recipe.

Course lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 441 kcal
London Brazil

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 ½ c quinoa uncooked
  • 3 c chicken broth (or water)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 c Ranch dressing divided
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1 ½ c avocado chopped into ½ inch cubes (about 2 large avocados)
  • 1 ½ c fresh spinach

Instructions

To Cook the Bacon:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place bacon in a single layer onto the sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 16-20 minutes, or until bacon is done to your preference.
  4. Remove bacon from oven and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

To Cook the Quinoa:

  1. Place quinoa, broth, butter, salt and pepper in a rice cooker. Turn on and cook until rice cooker goes off.
  2. Let quinoa cool to room temperature before mixing in the remaining ingredients.

For the Salad:

  1. Once quinoa has cooled, mix in 2/3 c. Ranch dressing, salt and pepper and coat quinoa completely with the dressing.
  2. Add tomatoes, avocadoes and bacon to the quinoa and toss to combine.
  3. Chill quinoa for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  4. Just before serving toss salad with the remaining Ranch dressing and spinach. You may use more or less than the reserved 1/3 c. Ranch dressing depending on how much dressing you prefer and how long the salad chilled in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Avocado BLT Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 441 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 1126mg49%
Potassium 608mg17%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 965IU19%
Vitamin C 25.1mg30%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.