Monday, August 31, 2015

Avocado Quinoa Cups



This dish is brought to you by the magic of leftovers. Proof that it's worth hanging on to a little bit of everything! The options for this dish are endless and if you double or triple what I used, you'll have a perfect lunch for a group. Here's how I made mine.

Ingredients: (For a single serving)

1 Avocado
1/2 cup cooked quinoa (mine was a mix of black and white)*
2 slices of red bell pepper, diced
Handful of yellow onion, diced
Handful of corn
Handful of grape tomatoes, diced
Salt & pepper
Cilantro
Half of a lime
Dash of Sriracha

Cut the avocado in half, discarding the seed. Using a spoon, scrape the majority of the avocado out, chop into squares, and leave aside. (I left a thin layer of avocado in the skin.)

Mix the cooked quinoa, bell peppers, onion, (I didn't have one on hand, but a shallot would have been perfect here, instead of the onion!) corn, tomatoes, cubed avocado, and cilantro together. Season with salt and pepper. Squeeze the lime juice and Sriracha in and toss to coat. Spoon into the avocado cups and serve!

*My avocados were on the smaller side and using a 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa was way more than enough for two cups. Just to help you decide how much you'll need.




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10 Responses to “Avocado Quinoa Cups”

  1. Love these! Did mom tell you we had these when they were here last week at Dish Society?

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    1. She did and I was lucky enough to have all the leftovers in the fridge to make some. So good and a nice change of pace from my normal lunch!

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  2. Sounds great. I will want to try this! Thanks, Chatisa!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it if you do!

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  3. Yummy, these look great! I'd love to throw some salsa verde on top too!

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    1. Thanks, Pamela! I agree! Salsa verde can make anything better! :)

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  4. Oh wow, how good do these look? Love avocado & QUINOA - these look simple and healthy enough!

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  5. Looks so tasty!! I never thought to use the avocado shell! I make a similar salad for camping. Yours looks a lot fancier though!

    http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/quinoa-taco-salad/

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    1. Thank you! Yours sounds really good too. Heading there now to check it out!!

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