Good Eats: Quinoa Salad Stuffed Avocados

Want a quick, healthy meal that delivers protein and veggie power?

Monica Auslander, leading nutritionist who developed Essence Nutrition Registered Dietitians, shares this awesome quinoa salad recipe with us for a delicious and simple meal that delivers energy and nutrition.

Quinoa Salad Stuffed Avocados


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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