Mexican Avocado Boats 



Mexican Avocado Boats 


Staff Writer

MyVega.com

This Mexican avocado salad recipe comes from Canada’s MyVega.com, which specializes in plant-based nutrition. The recipe’s developer, Melanie Roy, calls this recipe “a quick trip south of the border with these fun and easy-to-make avocado boats.”

Recipe by: Melanie Roy for www.MyVega.com

2
Servings
356
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 1 ripe avocado

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

  • ½ cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed

  • ½ red pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped


For the dressing

  • Juice of one lime

  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons Vega Antioxidant Omega Oil


Directions

For the salad

Cut avocado in half, remove the pit and scoop out the flesh (being careful to keep each half whole). In a medium sized bowl toss quinoa, black beans, red pepper, red onion, and fresh cilantro. Toss quinoa mixture with the dressing until well coated. Fill each avocado half with the quinoa mixture and serve immediately.

For the dressing

In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
36%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
32g
25%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
9mg
1%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
42mg
13%
Phosphorus, P
95mg
14%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
32mg
2%
Water
70g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Mexican Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Mexican Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.

Mexican Wine Pairing

Tempranillo or other light Spanish red wine types with paella, even seafood paella. Various other wines depending on what rice is cooked with; see Pasta Recipes and other individual food types.