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Quinoa with Tomatoes, Basil, and Avocado

Quinoa with Tomatoes and Basil

This healthy dish is sure to be a favorite as it is super simple to make and has amazing flavor rushing throughout the dish.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Yield 4 servings
Calories 311 kcal
Author Meghan Joyce


  • 1 cup Quinoa uncooked
  • 1 Tomato diced, preferably Organic
  • 6 leaves Fresh Basil chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Ripe Avocado preferably Organic


  1. Soak the quinoa for an hour or so. Then cook it as you would cook rice on the stovetop; 2 cups water and 1 cup quinoa. For extra-fluffy quinoa, use less water, but keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.
  2. When the quinoa is cooked, add the diced tomato and the chopped basil. Pour in the olive oil and balsamic vinegar, mixing it all together with a wooden spoon. Slice the avocado and arrange it around the edge of the dish, or mix it in as well. Don’t worry if the tomato and avocado make things mushy; it will taste better if all the ingredients get blended.
  3. Like most quinoa dishes, this will taste good warm or cold.

Recipe Notes

Here are step-by-step directions for How to Make Fluffy Quinoa.