Zesty Quinoa Stuffed Avocados

With an amazing 20 vitamins, minerals, & phytonutrients per every 1 ounce serving, Avocados are always a great addition to your diet.  This zesty gluten-free recipe will shake up your taste buds & fill your tummy.  Try this easy recipe, to get this superfood superstar in your routine today!

Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups cooked quinoa
8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 scallions, chopped finely
2 garlic cloves minced
1 tablespoon minced parsley
1 pinch of turmeric (optional)
Salt and black pepper to taste
2 ripe avocados
1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 large lettuce or romaine leaves

Method:
In a mixing bowl, combine the quinoa, tomato, scallions, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, and turmeric if using. Mix until well combined.  Carefully halve avocados lengthwise and remove the pit. Running a small knife between the avocado skin and flesh, remove pulp, keeping shells intact. Cut the avocado pulp into 1/2-inch dice and add to quinoa mixture.  Add the lime or lemon juice and olive oil and toss gently to combine. Taste to adjust seasoning.  Spoon the mixture into reserved avocado shells and serve immediately on salad plates lined with lettuce or romaine leaves. 

Serves 2

 

This post is linked to: Simply Sugar and Gluten Free,

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About Marie Samples

Marie Samples is a Life Lover, Mother, Imagination Enthusiast, & Avid Tree Hugger. Marie joined Pure Vitality to join Becky Mauldin on their joint pursuit to change the world, by helping people take back their health. Marie graduated from the Institute For Integrative Nutrition in 2013 becoming a Certified Holistic Health Coach.
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