Root Vegetable Avocado Quinoa Salad

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I’ve been MIA recently because….drum roll…my husband and I have bought a house!  More to come on that.  But I wanted to share a quick recipe to get back into the swing of things.  I threw this together today for my toddler, but then ended up eating it myself.  I’ve been getting so many carrots and parsnips in my CSA box lately that I wanted to do something a little different with them.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 Large carrots, peeled and sliced into rings
  • 2 Parsnips, peeled and sliced into rings
  • Quinoa (1 cup uncooked)
  • 1 avocado, cut into cubes
  • 3/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4  cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Prepare the quinoa according to package instructions
  • Steam the carrots and parsnips together until tender
  • Combine the quinoa, carrots, parsnips, garlic powder, olive oil and vinegar
  • Fold in the avocado, but do so gently so that it maintains the cubed shape
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Serves 4 side salads or 2 for lunch.  As a side it would go great with a pork or chicken dish!

 

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