TOMATO MOZZARELLA QUINOA SALAD

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I’m so excited today because we leave for Canada in just TWO days! One of my dear friends that I met last year on a mission trip in Uganda is getting married in Ontario, and we will be staying in Toronto for a few days. Anyone have any suggestions for things we must see while we are there? Places to eat? I can’t wait! It’s our first trip to Canada.

This tomato mozzarella quinoa salad screams summer to me. I’ve mentioned before how I’m not a huge fan of leafy green salads. They typically don’t fill me up long enough to make it through the day, so this quinoa salad has been a go to for me lately. I switch between this and my cucumber salad which has been my lunch the past few days.

 

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This salad combines a few of my favorite flavors: avocado (YESS!- can’t go wrong there), Mozzarella (ya’ll already know I’m a cheese addict), and kalamata olives are just plain addicting to me. It’s  topped with an avocado lime dressing. Which is made with Greek yogurt, avocado, and lime juice. Clearly, I was feeling a little patriotic while make this.

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TOMATO MOZZARELLA QUINOA SALAD (WITH CREAMY AVOCADO DRESSING)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (cooled)
  • 10 plum tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup kalamatas olives, pitted
  • 1/2 mozzarella ball, cubed
  • Dressing Ingredients:
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package (I buy the kind that is pre-soaked)
  2. Allow quinoa to cool completely in the refrigerator
  3. In a large bowl mix together cooled quinoa, tomatoes, olives, and mozzarella.
  4. Dressing:
  5. Place avocado, Greek yogurt, and lime juice in food processor.
  6. Blend until creamy and smooth.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Stir dressing into quinoa mixture.
  9. Serve chilled.

 

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