Quinoa Stuffed Grilled California Avocados

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12 g
Total Fat
6 g
Dietary Fiber
3 g
15 g
Total Carbs
 Quinoa Stuffed Grilled California Avocados

Nutty quinoa and tart lemon pair well with creamy California Avocado in this super-easy stuffed avocado recipe. This half avocado treat starts by making its own bowl, adds great taste and then packs a nutrient punch. Zero cholesterol, low-sodium, an excellent source of vitamins C and K (25% DV), dietary fiber (24% DV) along with a good source of potassium (15% DV), vitamin E (10 DV%). If you like this, try one of the other four recipes shown in the photo.


Serves: 2
  ripe, Fresh California Avocado, large, halved and seeded*
tsp.  fresh lemon juice, or more to taste
tsp.  olive oil
1/3  cup  quinoa, cooked, warm
1/4  tsp.  lemon zest
    Basil, to taste
    Sea salt, to taste
  grape tomatoes, small, halved

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


  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.

*or 2 small ripe, Fresh California Avocados, halved and seeded.

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

(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%

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

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