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Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Avocado

This grilled vegetable quinoa salad is delicious. It's full of smokey flavored veggies, a bring citrus dressing and my oh-so-favorite (do I use that word too much?) nutty quinoa.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, grilled vegetable
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 605kcal
Author Alyssa


  • for the quinoa salad
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 small zucchini sliced into rings
  • 8 button mushrooms thickly sliced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes left whole
  • 1 avocado pitted and sliced
  • Oil for coating
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • for the dressing
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil optional - I don't think your salad needs it personally


  • Preheat your gilling surface over medium high heat. Toss the vegetables (minus the avocado) in a mixing bowl with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Season to your liking.
  • Grill the vegetables until there are visible grill marks on one side, about 2 - 3 minutes, flip them over and grill the other side. If you're using a grill pan, you may have to do this in batches. Remove the veggies from the heat and set aside until all they are all done.
  • Next, grill the avocado. You can season it with salt and pepper if you like, but I thought it was fine as is. Just place it on the grill and cook as you did the other vegetables.
  • Prepare the quinoa salad by first whisking together the vinaigrette ingredients. Next, add all the grilled veggies (minus the avocado) and the cooked quinoa into a large mixing bowl and stir until incorporated. Add the dressing and toss to coat.
  • Spoon the salad into two bowls (or plates) and top with grilled avocado. Sprinkle with a touch more salt and pepper if you want more seasonings.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 1906mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1500IU | Vitamin C: 111.9mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 6.1mg