Simple Summer Quinoa

In my kitchen: simple summer quinoa.

In my kitchen: simple summer quinoa.

This is one of my favourite summertime recipes; a delicious, refreshing dish that takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish! You can prep all of the ingredients while the quinoa is cooking. And it's delicious warm or cold. 


  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups quinoa
  • Juice and zest of one lemon
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • A small handful of mint (4-6 sprigs) plus extra for garnish*
  • One small shallot or red onion, finely diced.
  • Splash of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place quinoa in a pot of boiling water. Simmer for 10 minutes or until cooked
  2. When quinoa is cooked, toss all ingredients together.
  3. Season to taste, garnish and serve.

* If you don't have fresh mint on hand, green onion works well too