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Breakfast Quinoa Salad

Breakfast isn't just about oatmeal, eggs, and yogurt. To make it easier to start your day with complex carbs, protein and even a few vegetables, try this make-ahead breakfast salad.

I like to toss an egg on top of mine and add avocado.

Breakfast Quinoa Salad

1 cup quinoa, rinsed

2 cups water

1 carrot, shredded

1 red pepper, shopped

1 cucumber, diced

1 avocado, diced

optional 1/3 c. sundried tomatoes (rehydrated or rinsed if in oil)

1 can chickpeas, drained

1/4 c fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped

1/3 c. feta, optional

For the dressing:

3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

juice from 1/2 a lemon or lime

2-3 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tsp- 1 tbsp dijon mustard

sea salt and pepper, to taste


Cook the quinoa in water and let it cool in a large bowl. Add in veggies and herbs. In a separate bowl, mix the dressing ingredients together. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir until combined.