Gluten-Free Quinoa Stuffed Avocados
This is a yummy recipe for quinoa stuffed avocados. There are many health benefits to avocados. They are very nutritious and have Vitamin K, folate, Vitamin C, potassium, Vitamin B5, B6 and E. An avocado has protein and healthy fats. They have more potassium than eating a banana. It has no bad fats and contains oleic acid known to reduce inflammation in the body.
Avocados are high in fiber and aids in digestion and have antioxidants. Finding tasty recipes to make using this vegetable is good for your health. Quinoa is a gluten-free grain that contains protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is a seed that is cooked as a grain. This gluten-free grain is high in antioxidants that prevent illness. They are quercetin and kaempferol. It helps control blood sugar and aids in losing weight when dieting.
You will want to try this healthy version of quinoa stuffed avocados in your diet. It is very nutritious for children and adults. It can be served as an appetizer, or snack after school or when you entertain friends and family.
Ingredients needed for the Quinoa Stuffed Avocados
1 cup of quinoa
2 cups of water
1 red, yellow, or green bell pepper chopped
1 small white or red onion peeled and chopped
1/2 cup fresh spinach chopped
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup diced black olives pits removed
1 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 teaspoon hot sauce
How to Prepare The Quinoa stuffed Avocado
Place the avocado on a flat cutting board and with a sharp knife cut them lengthwise. When you cut them twist them apart in opposite directions. Cut around the pit and remove with a spoon. Use the spoon to dig under the skin to carefully remove the pit. Try to remove the skin without breaking the fruit. Place them on a flat plate.
Pour the grain into a strainer and rinse under warm water before cooking. On top of the stove in a pan pour two cups of water and the quinoa into a pan. Bring to a boil then cook over medium heat about 15 minutes until all water has evaporated. Take off the burner and put it in a small bowl.
Wash the pepper and dice into small pieces remove seeds and core. Put aside and remove peel from onion and dice. Wash and strain spinach and dice into bite-size pieces. In a skillet add the coconut oil and let it melt. Over medium heat cook the peppers, onions, and spinach until soft. Add chopped olives to mix.
Mix one cup of sour cream or Greek yogurt with cooked vegetables, 2/3 cup of cooked quinoa, 1 teaspoon of lime juice, and one teaspoon of hot sauce. Mix well and spoon into each avocado half and serve. This version of quinoa stuffed avocados will be a big hit.