Food For Healthy Bones

Irma Jennings - INHC - Holistic Bone Coach

Quinoa Salad

I recently tried this Peruvian Quinoa Salad at a local restaurant and decided to come home and reproduce it. Because quinoa does contain oxalates I added some feta cheese to counter the oxalates.
Quinoa has the following health benefits.
Nutrient-Rich: High in protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.Gluten-Free: Suitable for celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Antioxidants: Contains quercetin and kaempferol, which have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Metabolic Health: Can lower blood sugar, insulin, and triglyceride levels.Heart Health: Helps reduce cholesterol and risk of heart disease. Bone Health: High in magnesium and other minerals. Blood Sugar Regulation: Stabilizes blood sugar levels. Gut Health: Supports healthy gut bacteria. Vegan and Vegetarian-Friendly: Provides complete protein and essential nutrients.
And the salad is delicious!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine South American
Servings 4
Calories 424 kcal


  • 1 medium pot
  • 1 mesh sieve
  • 1 knife
  • 1 cutting board



  • 1 cup quinoa Rinsed to remove the saponins which make it bitter. Prepare according to package directions.
  • 1 cup avocado cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half or quarters
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 8 spears asparagus steamed to firm, but tender, Cut into bite size pieces


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TBSP lime juice
  • 1 tsp brown mustard
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 avocado



  • Cook quinoa according to package directions and let cool.
  • Prep the tomatoes, avocado, celery, and asparagus and feta cheese.
  • Mix all ingredient together in a bowl.
  • Add 1/4 cup dressing and toss to coat. Add more dressing if desired.


  • Add all ingredients into a blender. Process until creamy.


The nutritional information is automatically calculated and can vary based on ingredients and products used.
This dish is appropriate for Vegans if the Feta Cheese is omitted.


oxalates: 55mgCalories: 424kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 10gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 235mgPotassium: 636mgFiber: 7gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 416IUVitamin C: 16mgVitamin D: 0.1µgVitamin E: 4mgVitamin K: 25µgCalcium: 132mgIron: 3mgMagnesium: 109mgPhosphorus: 300mgSelenium: 7µgZinc: 2mg
Keyword quinoa, salad
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