Diet and Nutrition

Healthy, Easy Gluten-Free Recipes and Tips for Children

Grilled summer vegetable salad? Yes, please!

This flavorful salad is a healthy option for summer or any time of year! With creamy avocado and hearty grains, it’s satisfying all by itself.

From Bon Appetit, this summer Cobb salad is filling for children and adults alike.

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil, plus more
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted pistachios
  • Flaky sea salt

Directions:

  1. Bring quinoa, 1 tsp. kosher salt, and 3 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until quinoa is tender, 8–10 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let sit 15 minutes. Fluff quinoa with a fork; transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Whisk lemon juice and ¼ cup oil in a small bowl. Drizzle over warm quinoa and toss to coat; season with salt and pepper. Let cool.
  3. Prepare a grill for medium-high heat. Grill scallions and tomatoes in a grill basket, turning occasionally, until charred in spots and tomatoes begin to split, 6–8 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and slice scallions into 1" pieces.
  4. Spoon quinoa onto a platter and top with scallions, tomatoes, avocado, mint, and pistachios. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with sea salt.