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