Quinoa Stuffed Grilled California Avocados

Total Time: 10 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 170
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 85mg
Total Carbs 15g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Potassium 510mg

(Nutrition information is without optional ingredients)

Vitamin A 397 IU; Vitamin C 15 mg; Calcium 19 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 81 mcg;

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 25%; Calcium 2%; Iron 6%; Vitamin D 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Nutty quinoa and tart lemon pair well with creamy California Avocado in this super-easy stuffed avocado recipe. Zero cholesterol, low-sodium, an excellent source of vitamin C and  fiber (24% DV). Enjoy!

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Serves: 2

1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, halved, peeled and seeded* 2 tsp. lemon juice, fresh, or more to taste 1 tsp. olive oil 1/3 cup quinoa, cooked, warm 1/4 tsp. lemon zest Basil, to taste Sea salt, to taste 4 grape tomatoes, small, halved
  1. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
  2. Sprinkle avocado halves with a little of the lemon juice, then brush them with the oil. Place cut side down on the hot grill just until grill marks appear, about 2 minutes. Remove and place on serving plates.
  3. Combine quinoa, lemon juice and zest.
  4. Cut basil into chiffonade strips and stir into quinoa. Season with sea salt to taste.
  5. Fold the tomatoes into the quinoa.
  6. Mound the quinoa mix into the grilled avocado halves. Garnish with a basil leaf if desired and serve.

Serving Suggestion: Other whole grains such as barley and bulgur, as well as legumes such as lentils also make great fillings for California Avocado halves.

Beverage Pairing: Chardonnay.

*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.

Did You Know?

It’s a good idea to brush a little oil on the cut side of a California Avocado before grilling. They are also delicious in a host of other entrée recipes, from stove top to oven-baked to multi-cooker preparation.

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


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