Recipe Comix: Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Draw us a recipe." That's the brief we sent to a slew of our favorite comic artists; each week, we're thrilled to present what they sent back. The resulting works of art are fantastic, beautiful, hilarious, thoughtful, informative, and often all of the above — and they prove that a recipe doesn't just have to be words on paper. Check out all the Recipe Comix published so far in the archive »

This week's recipe comic comes to us from the multitalented Jeannie Chen, a New York City-based food stylist, recipe tester, fashion illustrator, and cartoonist. Here, her simple, satisfying recipe for a quinoa salad topped with fresh herbs and avocado is a life-saver for a harried mom with a sauce-splashed kid — if only all television commercials were this useful!

Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Jeannie Chen's background includes a mix of arts and culinary, having earned a Bachelor of Arts in fashion design from Parsons School of Design, and later a culinary arts certificate from the Institute of Culinary Education. She is a fashion designer and illustrator, and a food stylist, recipe tester, and occasional culinary tour guide. Find out more about her at

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