Thursday, 22 March 2012

Lunch Box- Quinoa Avocado Salad

Main: Quinoa avocado salad
Fruit: Some kind of fancy pear from M&S
Treat: The last of the brownie!

I arrived home on Sunday after a week skiing in the Swiss Alps, thankfully still in one piece. However, I'd eaten enough cheese to last me a life-time, so this week's menu has been quite vegetable and wholegrain based, to diminish the considerable cheese hangover.

Quinoa Avocado Salad

Yield: 4 lunch box servings

1 1/2 cups quinoa
2 avocados, diced
2 red capsicums, diced
1 red onion, finely diced
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons vinegar
Salt and pepper to season

Cook your quinoa for 20 minutes in a large pot of boiling water, or until the seeds begin to unravel. Cool, and add the chopped vege. Thin down the mayo with the vinegar and add. Mix well, season liberally and chill before serving.

You could easily substitute brown rice for the quinoa, and add any vege to hand - some chopped parsley or coriander would work well too.


  1. Your lunch post blogs are adorable! I wish someone would make me a lunch box like this every morning, I would marry this person straight away.
    I also like the healthy balance - some delicious salad and a little brownie, excellent!

  2. Thank-you Ute! It's lovely to hear some feedback, and to know that I'm not just talking to myself! Let me know if you try any of the recipes, or if you have any of your own to share - I'm always looking for new ideas. :)