Rating: 4.5 stars
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  • 5 star values: 35
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Quinoa - an ancient food from South America - is actually a seed. But it counts as a whole grain and is featured in the Latin American food pyramid. Its golden color and nutty flavor make it a perfect partner for smooth and creamy avocados. You'll find quinoa in your supermarket with other grains. Avocados are another favorite from South America and found in the pyramid. Serve this as a side, a salad or a main dish. And take a look at the nutrition analysis – only a few calories, no cholesterol and little sodium, but with monounsaturated fat, protein and fiber!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In medium saucepan, cook quinoa according to package directions, using chicken broth in place of water. Let cool. Cut avocados in half, remove pit and peel. Cut into chunks. Toss with lemon juice. Add avocado and all remaining ingredients to quinoa and toss gently to mix. Chill until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

167 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 19.9g; fat 8.7g; sodium 14mg. Full Nutrition
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