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Quinoa Stuffed Avocados

Total time:

25 min

Prep time:

5 min

Cook time:

20 min

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
210 Calories
17 g Fat
6 g Fiber
200 mg Sodium
14 g Carbs
Quinoa Stuffed Avocados

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Avocados are practically green edible bowls, waiting to be filled with all sorts of deliciousness. During the heat wave of the Summer season, having a cool and refreshing meatless lunch is always a nice change of pace. A little spicy, a little tangy, cool, creamy, crunchy…this is one flavor packed recipe you need to try!

Ingredients

Serves: 4

1/2 cup rainbow quinoa
1 cup water
2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and halved
3 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
2 Tbsp. sriracha mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. creamy balsamic vinaigrette
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/8 tsp. salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp. pepper, or to taste

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Instructions

  1. Rinse the quinoa under cold water and drain. Add quinoa and 1 cup water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff quinoa with fork.
  2. Arrange the halved avocados on two plates filled with the romaine lettuce. Fill each avocado with the quinoa.
  3. Drizzle the top of each avocado with the sriracha mayo and creamy balsamic vinaigrette. Top with a sprinkle of the diced red bell pepper and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serving Suggestion: Serve on a bed of lettuce and make it a big salad.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 210
Total Fat 17 g (Sat 2 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1 g, Mono 11 g)
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 200 mg
Potassium 420 mg
Total Carbohydrates 14 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugar 2 g
Protein 3 g

Vitamin A 75 mcg; Vitamin C 32 mg; Calcium 24 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 77 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 50%; Calcium 2%; Iron 6 %; Vitamin D 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About the author

Shawn Syphus is the photographer and recipe developer behind the popular food blog, I Wash You Dry. As a self-taught chef with four kids at home, Shawn saw the need for simple recipes with easy cleanup. She started blogging back in 2010 and has been sharing her quick and easy creations ever since. With her first cookbook due to be released in June 2015, Shawn is spreading the news that five ingredients are all you need to create not only one, but three (quick and easy) delicious dinners!

Shawn is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.

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