We love quinoa! This wonderfully nutty grain is full of protein and has a texture that is irresistible. It is great with salads – especially this one! The watercress and sun-dried tomatoes add a kick, while the avocado and cucumber cool it down.

You’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups watercress
  • 1 shot glass edamame
  • 1 shot glass avocado
  • 1 shot glass cucumber
  • 1 shot glass chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 shot glass grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 shot glass toasted pine nuts
  • My Simple Vinaigrette
  • Chives for garnish

Cook, salt, drain, and cool the quinoa. Then add watercress, edamame, avocado, cucumber, sun-dried tomatoes, cheese, and pine nuts. Toss. Drizzle with the vinaigrette and sprinkle chives on top. Bon appétit!



Take a look at our recipe for the deliciously Simple Vinaigrette. For more tasty, healthy, versatile salads, check out the book, Health On Your Plate!