Alkaline Diet Recipe #101: Alkaline Quinoa Salad with Avocado

by Ross Bridgeford

Quinoa Salad with AvocadoThis is an alkalising quinoa salad with avocado, which is not only healthy but also highly delicious.

Quinoa is an ancient “grain” from South America, which was once called “the gold of the Incas”, who believed that due to its nutritional benefits it increases the stamina of their warriors.

Alkaline Diet Recipe Book BannerQuinoa is very high in “complete” protein, which means that it includes all nine essential amino acids. In addition to protein, it is also packed with other valuable nutrients like manganese, iron, magnesium, copper and phosphorus.

The other ingredients which are all alkalising like tomatoes, cucumber, onions, pine nuts, lemon juice and lemon zest, give this salad its lovely flavour and texture.

Quinoa Salad with Avocados

Serves 2 as a main dish
Serves 4 as a side dish


1 Cucumber, peeled and cut into small dices
1 Avocado, take out the stone and cut into quarters
3 Roma tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
1 Small red onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 Cups quinoa
1/4 Cup extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbs fresh lemon juice
2 Tsp grated lemon zest
1 Handful fresh parsley, chopped
Himalayan crystal salt or celtic sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper


Bring about 2 litres salted water to a boil. Add the quinoa, cover the pot, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for about 14 minutes, or until quinoa is tender. You know this when small “tails” bloom from grains.

Preheat the oven to 200 Celsius. Spread the pine nuts on a baking tray and toast them in the oven until lightly browned. This will take about 3 to 4 minutes. Cool afterwards and put into a large serving bowl.

Drain the quinoa and rinse it under cool running water. Drain again. Add the quinoa to the pine nuts and stir in the onion, tomatoes, cucumber and parsley.

Drizzle over the olive oil, lemon zest and juice. Season with salt and pepper. To garnish place the avocado quarters over the salad.

I hope you enjoy this healthy alkaline salad!

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About Ross Bridgeford

Ross Bridgeford is known as THE Alkaline Diet Expert...especially when it comes to implementation and making the alkaline diet REAL in your life. He has been living, learning, teaching, coaching and loving the alkaline lifestyle since 2004 and has written over 650 articles, alkaline recipes, videos and guides on how to live alkaline and stay alkaline for life.

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Julie September 8, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I have made a couple of your recipes, most recently the quinoa avocado salad – the quantities were enough for an army, my husband and I eat masses for 2 days and still had to throw some away, would it be possible to use weights instead of cups as the other recipe was too big too. I have bought a proper cup measure. I love the idea of your way of eating but can’t bear waste!


Renea August 23, 2012 at 9:02 pm

This recipe is perfect!!!!

I didn’t add any nuts, and instead of using red onions, I sub it for white – they seem to have a crispier taste.

But I LOVE the taste; it’s light and lunch & dinner friendly. Perfect for a busy alkalizing woman like myself. =)


Beatrice June 27, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Since I start juicing a month ago I am getting constipated.
What would be the reason and how can I get back in track?
Thank you


em November 9, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I love this recipe…one question quinoa 100% alkaline? what about quinoa flour?


KK Woo November 9, 2011 at 4:14 am

Good day to you Poss
Re ‘alkaline breakfast’ what would be a nice hot alkaline drink that tastes like coffee.


Xavier January 17, 2011 at 5:15 pm

One cup of pine nuts???$$$


Social Weight Loss January 16, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Thanks for the recipe it looks like so delicious :)


Lisa January 13, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Great blog with great information.This recipe sounds great I will have to try it sometime.


Andrew January 12, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Great just what I had left over in the cupboard and refrigerator before my shop tomorrow. Tastes great and fills for hours. Really appreciate the effort you guys put into energiseforlife! it makes all the difference.


Bibi January 12, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Hello there,

many apologies for missing out the pine nuts in the recipe.

Yes about a cup of pine nuts is correct.


Vanessa January 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

This sounds great!! I have a big jar of quinoa in the cupboard that needs to be used by the end of this month. Just need to pick up some of the other ingredients and I now have a great little dish to enjoy for lunch. Thanks!


aj January 11, 2011 at 4:36 pm

The pine nuts are missing out of the ingredients. I’m guessing bout a cup?


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