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Green Goodness Quinoa Salad | Mountain Cravings

Green Goodness Quinoa Salad

Mountain Cravings
Fresh tomatillos shine alongside avocado and quinoa, all tied together by salty-tangy cotija cheese - honest-to-goodness craveable salad.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salads
Cuisine American
Servings 4 sides
Calories 298 kcal


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 10 oz. tomatillos husked & rinsed, diced
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 jalapeƱo minced
  • 1/2 cup cotija cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 t. coarse salt more to taste
  • sour cream for topping


  • Combine quinoa and broth in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until quinoa is done, according to package directions.
  • While quinoa is cooking, chop vegetables and combine in a large serving bowl. Add cotija, cilantro, lime juice, and salt.
  • Set the quinoa pot in ice water. Stir to reduce the temperature to warm before adding to the serving bowl.
  • Toss everything together and serve at room temp with sour cream for topping.