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Honey-Lime Quinoa with Avocados

Hearty and full of flavor, these healthy quinoa bowls are great for lunch. Add a fried or soft-boiled egg for a more substantial dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Servings: 6 as a side
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef


  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth (or water)
  • 2 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 6 scallions (green onions), white and green parts, roughly chopped into ½ inch pieces
  • cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • ½ cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 avocado, sliced


  • Bring broth to a boil in a large pot with a tight-fitting lid. Meanwhile, toast quinoa in a large, dry saute pan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. When quinoa turns golden in spots and starts to smell toasted and nutty, about 5 minutes, remove from heat. Pour quinoa into boiling broth, reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to rest, covered, for 5 minutes more. Fluff with a fork and add scallions, stirring to combine.
  • Whisk together olive oil, soy sauce, lime juice and honey in a small bowl. Slowly pour liquids over quinoa, tossing to coat. Just before serving, add almonds and avocado, and stir to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve chilled.