Quinoa Salad

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For the salad:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 medium cucumbers, chopped
  • 1 container cherry tomatoes,
  • halved
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ avocado, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped
  • parsley, plus more for garnish

For the dressing:

  • 6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ⅛ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano


In a large bowl combine quinoa, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, avocado, and parsley.

Make dressing: In a medium bowl, combine olive oil, vinegar, honey, and garlic. Season with salt, red pepper flakes, and oregano. Whisk until combined.

Pour dressing over salad mixture and toss until salad is coated in dressing. Garnish with more parsley and serve.

Makes four servings; count each serving as a starch and a fat.

Alice Harrosh is a Nutrition Counselor and Manager at Nutrition by Tanya, with 12 locations, including one on Main street in Queens! Alice knows that making healthy choices is not always easy, as she has been through the struggle herself. As an optimistic person, Alice’s favorite quote is: “It’s never too late to start eating better. If you have a bad morning, make it a better afternoon.” For more information on Nutrition by Tanya or the TAP (Tanya-approved products) food line, please visit www.nutritionbytanya.com or call 844-Tanya-Diet (844-826-9234). For daily tips and inspiration, you may follow @nutritionbytanya on Instagram.