Spicy Avocado & Quinoa Salsa

Spicy Avocado & Quinoa Salsa


1/4 cup quinoa, thoroughly washed

2 avocados, chopped

1 large ripe tomato, seeded and finely chopped

Handful of cilantro, chopped

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Pinch of sugar (optional)

1/2 1 red chile, seeded and chopped (depending on how fiery you like it)

1/2 small red onion, chopped (optional)

Juice of 2 limes, divided

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Cook quinoa in boiling water for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool.

Meanwhile, put the rest of ingredients in a bowl with half of the lime juice. Season well with salt and pepper and then stir in quinoa.

Taste for seasoning and add extra lime juice or salt and pepper as required.

Recipe Source:

Amazing Grains by Ghillie James ($29.95, Kyle Books, 2014)

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