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
264
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
18g
26%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
15µg
17%
Calcium, Ca
42mg
4%
Choline, total
24mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
44µg
11%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
66mg
21%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Phosphorus, P
159mg
23%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
190mg
13%
Water
84g
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.