Friday, September 17, 2010

Avocado Recipes | California Avocado Commission

Avocado Recipes | California Avocado Commission:

If you just change the Chicken stock for Vegetable stock (lord knows why they didn't think of that!!) the this recipe is not only delicious and nutritious but Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan, kosher a true suitable for everyone dish.

Toasted Quinoa & Avocado Salad


  • ¾ oz. canola oil
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup onion, finely dice
  • 1 Tbsp.garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp.Mexican oregano, crumbled
  • 1 ¼ cups chicken stock
  • ½ tsp.salt
  • pepper to taste

Avocado Salad

  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 2 cups tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup tepary beans, cooked
  • ½ cup red onion, small dice, rinsed
  • 1, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp.jalapeƱos, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp.cilantro, chopped
  • 1 ½ Tbsp.lime juice
  • 2 cups avocado, 1/2" dice
  • 24 pieces Belgium endive leaves
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Bottom of Form
  1. Heat the canola oil in a saucepot. Add the quinoa and toast, stirring constantly, until golden brown.
  2. Add the onions, garlic, and oregano, and stir until aromatic.
  3. Add the stock and bring to a simmer.
  4. Add salt and adjust the seasonings with pepper. Cover tightly and cook for 20 minutes, or until tender.
  5. Place on a sheet pan to cool. Once cool, place the quinoa in a bowl and fold in the cucumbers, tomatoes, cooked beans, onions, mint, jalapeƱos, and cilantro.
  6. Season with lime. Gently fold in the avocado.
Yields: 2 Cups of Fruits and Vegetables and Beans per Serving . Color Group(s): Green, White, Red

Prep Time: Assumes cooking quinoa while cutting vegetables Cook Time: Assumes tossing together
Serving Suggestions:
To serve: Place 1 heaping tablespoon in an endive leaf.

Note: Any kind of bean or legume can be substituted for the tepary beans.

Recipe developed by The Culinary Institute of America as an industry service for Produce for Better Health Foundation. Recipes are based on concepts developed by chefs attending Produce First!

All PBH endorsed recipes meet nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods. Optional ingredients such as salt and pepper listed “as desired” are not included in nutritional analysis.
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.