Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Tomatoes (and Mama Pasta)

Liz found the idea for this salad on the blog "My Whole Food Life" prepared and served by Melissa and so we made it. Absolutely delicious.

To make it we tossed all of this together. But first we had to cook the quinoa, 1/2 cup in 1 cup of water. When it was boiling we turned it down to simmer for about ten minutes until all the water was absorbed. We let it cool down and then cut up and added a handful of colorful cherry tomatoes (from a local farm),
1 avocado, a handful of parsley, a handful of lettuce (the recipe called for spinach), half a big red onion, the juice of 1 lemon, and sea salt and pepper to taste.

Lily gave it a good stir.


To make a dinner out of it we also prepared our world famous Mama Pasta. The salad was realy yummy. Many thanks and a shout out to Melissa and "My Whole Food Life".