Before trying quinoa, I assumed it would be difficult to make. I did a little research online and saw it's no more complicated than a pot of rice. I instantly fell in love with this light, fluffy "grain". Quinoa looks like a grain but it is actually related to the green, leafy vegetable family.
It's a great source of complete protein, magnesium and calcium.
Watch me make this simple and delicious meal below.
Ready in about 30 minutes - 6 Servings
Recipe inspired by Tablespoon
Quinoa with avocado & tomato
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 1 large handful fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 Haas avocado, chopped
- Drizzle of agave nectar
- 1/2 cup grape tomatoes
- 1/2 juice of lemon
- Salt, black pepper, garlic powder, to taste
Rinse quinoa thoroughly in a small strainer. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Put quinoa in water and reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook until all water is absorbed (10-15 minutes).
While the quinoa is cooking, halve your tomatoes and cut up your avocado and cilantro.
Once the quinoa is cooked, stir it up to release some heat and bring to room temp.
Stir in avocado, tomato, cilantro, drizzle on agave nectar, and sprinkle salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Squeeze lemon juice on top.