Quinoa Guacamole

by Jen on July 16, 2013

Did you ever think you would see “quinoa” and “guacamole” together?  Me neither.

But as I was looking through my Quinoa 365 cookbook, I found a recipe for Quinoa Guacamole.  At first I thought it might be weird.  I’m a HUGE fan of guacamole, so why mess with a good thing.  But then I thought about the health benefits of quinoa, including:

  • it’s a high-quality protein
  • it’s low-fat
  • it’s gluten-free
  • it’s low on the glycemic index

So I decided to give it a try.  Oh my, I’m so glad I did!

Quinoa Guacamole from The Fit Housewife

 

This Quinoa Guacamole is delicious…and quite addicting 😉  However, I didn’t feel so guilty having a little extra as the ingredients are all healthy.  Plus, I made my own whole wheat tortilla chips to go with it.  I prefer these to buying the fried ones as you save a lot in calories and extra fat!

Quinoa Guacamole from The Fit Housewife

 

The whole family enjoyed this Quinoa Guacamole.  It’s got a mild taste because of the added quinoa.  There is a little bit of onion, garlic, and cilantro, but not enough to be overpowering, which is perfect for my kids.  However, if your family likes spice, feel free to spice it up with some jalapeño peppers.

Quinoa Guacamole from The Fit Housewife

 

So the next time you are looking for a healthy way to eat guacamole, try this Quinoa Guacamole loaded with flavor and health benefits!

Quinoa Guacamole

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Serving Size: 1/4 cup

Recipe slightly adapted from Quinoa 365

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp quinoa
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Tbsp chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Bring the water and quinoa to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 10 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and leave the saucepan covered for an additional 5 minutes. Remove the lid and fluff with a fork. Set aside to cool.
  2. Puree all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Place the guacamole in a serving dish and serve with baked tortilla chips.
  3. Refrigerate for up to 2 days. To maintain color, store with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole.

Notes

Cal: 30 Fat: 3g Protein: 1g Carbs: 4g Fiber: 2g Sodium: 73mg

Weight Watchers Points+: 1

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1 Jen July 20, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Interesting! I’ll have to give this a try since I love both guacamole and quinoa. Plus, I have a bunch of cilantro in my garden that is begging to be used 🙂
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2 Jen July 22, 2013 at 11:21 am

How perfect Jen! I know you will love it 🙂

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3 Jen July 31, 2013 at 7:29 am

Awesome recipe. I love guacamole it’s my favourite thing in the world! Here is another simple guacamole recipe you might like to try.
Thanks For Sharing.

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4 Jen July 31, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Thanks Jen…I Love guacamole too, thanks for sharing the link, it looks really good.

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