Ok, I've been really been loving eating a fair bit of both quinoa and avocado lately, so this is the perfect recipe to combine the two into a delicious salad. Enjoy!

Quinoa and avocado are the perfect pair for this salad. Quinoa is a protein-rich, filling grain (techincally a seed), and avocados provide one of the most nutritious fats to help absorb the fat-soluble nutrients in this fabulous salad that can easily be a great side or main dish.

Health Benefits:

Avocado is high in oleic acid (like olive oil), which has been shown to prevent breast cancer.  The fat in avocados is very healthy and actually aids the absorption of important nutrients.  Avocados also help prevent prostate, oral, and many other types of cancers.  Avocados contain glutathione, which is a very powerful antioxidant.  Avocados also contain a lot of folate for heart health, lutein for eye health and beta-sitosterol for lowering cholesterol.

Quinoa is high in fiber and a complete protein. Quinoa is high in minerals like manganese, magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus. It helps prevent type 2 diabetes, asthma, heart diseases, gallstones and migraines. It helps provide energy and relaxes muscles and blood vessels.

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