Stuffed Avocado with Quinoa

Avocado is definitely one of my favorite foods to eat!  I will seriously just cut it in half and scoop it up with a spoon and eat in plain!  Super yummy to me!  On Instagram, I came across an idea for stuffed squash.  Then the idea hit me…how about stuffed avocados!  And luckily I had just bought a few the day before so I was set…and thus the Pinterest search for ideas began ; )

Since the idea was so spurt of the moment, I didn’t have all the ideal ingredients that I would normally put plus I was also overdue for a grocery trip at that time, so I just worked with whatever I had.  And here is what I came up with!

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Like previous quinoa recipes I have posted, you can always put anything…whatever you want in your avocados…it doesn’t have to follow anything specific.  My avocados were also small ones, so I couldn’t fit a whole bunch of ingredients into them.

But I ended up using: quinoa, some leftover ground turkey meat, garbanzo beans, diced tomatos, and feta cheese.  Since I’m only making this for myself, I didn’t really measure out concrete amounts.  I just eyeballed it and picked how much I would preferably want.

imageFirst I my avocado into two halves and pulled out the seed.  I scooped a little of the avocado out as well to make some more room for stuffing.  I put the scooped out avocado in a separate small bowl to save for later.  I already had some quinoa cooked up and stored in the fridge from earlier in the week, so I warmed some up in a small bowl.  I then mixed in the chick peas, diced tomatoes, and turkey with the quinoa.  I then filled the avocado halves with mix.  And I sprinkled some feta cheese on top and popped them into the oven that was preheated to 350 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes.  Let it cool for a bit once it was out, and enjoyed : )

And of course I would never let any of the extra avocado go to waste, so I spread it onto a slice of rye bread, sprinkled some sea salt and ate this as a side.

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It’s also a great snack between meals!  So yummy, healthy, quick, and easy!!


Posted → Tuesday April 9th, 2013 at 9:22pm - 1 note
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