Saturday, January 23, 2016

Recipe: Quinoa Salad Stuffed Avocados

Monica Auslander, creator of Essence Nutrition Registered Dietitians, gives us a great avocado recipe that is lite and easy to make. See ingredients and instructions below. 
1 Avocado
1/4 cup dry quinoa
1/2 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped spinach
1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Cook the quinoa to package instructions and set aside.
Dice the cilantro and spinach.
Combine with mustard, lemon juice, honey, cumin, and garlic. Add one tablespoon of water to the dressing until it is homogenous. Add tomatoes and chickpeas to the quinoa.
Pour dressing over the quinoa mixture until it is evenly coated. Cut the avocado in half and remove pit. Top with even parts of quinoa salad.

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