Quinoa Salad with Corn , Peas, Avacado

healthy Quinoa salad

This grain is rich in protein when compared to brown rice, potatoes and also a great source of dietary fiber and phosphorous. Here is the recipe for protein rich, fiber rich, healthy Quinoa salad.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 295kcal
Author Sujatha Muralidhar


  • ½ cup Quinoa
  • 4 tbsp Sweet Corn Frozen
  • 4 tbsp Peas Frozen
  • 1 half Avocado
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Cup water
  • ¼ tsp Salt


  • Wash quinoa in the running water. Use the strainer or tiny holed colander for washing. These grains are tiny, handle them gently.
  • In the higher flame, keep a vessel and add 1¼ cup of water and salt. Bring it to boil. Add washed and cleaned grains. Allow it to boil for 5 minutes. Then keep in simmer flame, cover the lid and allow them to cook for 15 minutes. By lifting the lid and stirring occasionally. After 15 minutes, it should have absorbed the water and cooked completely well.
  • The well-cooked grain will get smashed in the fingers when pressed. Using the fork, gently separate them from sticking.
  • In the microwave safe bowl, add frozen corn,peas, and salt. Cook it for 2 minutes or until they become softer. Thinly slice the avocados.
  • In the salad bowl, add cooked Quinoa, corn kernels, peas. Add few drops of lemon juice.Use wooden ladle or fork to gently mix them. Transfer Quinoa Salad  to the serving bowl, add a topping with avocado slices.


Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 576mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 16.8mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 4mg