Tropical Avocado Quinoa Salad

Tropical Avocado Quinoa Salad
ingredients
all
1/3 cup champagne vinegar
or white or red vinegar
1/2 cup chopped red onion
chopped
3/4 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp basil
chopped
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
can substitute with 0.75 tsp chia seeds and 2 tbsp water
2 cups spinach
or baby arugula
1 cup quinoa
cooked
1 whole red pepper
roasted and diced
1 whole mango
peeled and diced
1 cup pineapple
diced and peeled
1 whole avocado
peeled and diced
nuts
optional
cookware
1
If using chia gel in place of oil, combine 0.75 teaspoon chia seeds with 2 tablespoons of water. Mix well and set aside.
2
In a small saucepan, bring the vinegar to a simmer. Add red onion and salt and remove from heat. Allow to cool completely. Drain onions, reserving liquid in a small bowl. Add olive oil (or chia gel) and basil and whisk together.
3
In a large bowl combine reserved onions, spinach, quinoa, roasted red pepper, mango, pineapple and avocado. Toss with dressing and top with nuts if desired.
notes
Wait to top the salad with avocado until just before serving to prevent discoloration.