Walnut Pear and Avocado Bowl

Walnut Pear Avocado Bowl

DESCRIPTION

This heart healthy quinoa bowl has a tangy pear and avocado dressing and is topped with sweet pears, creamy avocado and crunchy walnuts.

Total Time
40 Mins
Serves
6
Serving Size
scant 1 cup quinoa, 1/4th of an avocado, 1/4th of a pear, 2 tablespoons walnuts and 1 1/2 tablespoons onion
Meal

Total Time

Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
20 Mins
Total Time
40 Mins

Nutrition

Calories
360 cal
Total Fat
21 g
Saturated Fat
2.5 g
Trans Fat
21 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
8.75 g
Monounsaturated Fat
8.721 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Sodium
250 mg
Carbohydrates
39 g
Dietary Fiber
9 g
Total Sugars
9 g
Protein
8 g
Vitamin D
0 mcg
Calcium
50 mg
Iron
2 mg
Potassium
620 mg

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup lime juice

  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1/2 of a firm but ripe red Anjou pear, peeled and cubed

  • 1/4th of a firm but ripe avocado

  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Bowl

  • 3 cups precooked chilled quinoa (1 lb 4 oz.)

  • 2 cups small torn pieces curly kale

  • 1/2 cup small thin slivers red onion

  • 1 large firm but ripe red Anjou pears, cored and sliced

  • 1 1/4 of firm but ripe avocados, cut into bite-size cubes

  • 3/4 cup very coarsely chopped California walnuts, toasted

  • Torn fresh cilantro leaves (garnish)

Preparation

  1. Puree all dressing ingredients except pepper in a small blender until smooth.

  2. Place quinoa in a large bowl and drizzle with dressing. Stir to coat,
    then stir in kale and pepper.

  3. Place a slightly heaping 3/4 cup of quinoa mixture into 6 bowls.
    Top each with 1/4 of a sliced pear, 1/6th of the diced avocado,
    1 1/2 tablespoons red onion and 2 tablespoons walnuts.
    Garnish with cilantro leaves.

Recipe Note

  1. 1 cup quinoa cooked in 1 1/2 cups water or vegetable broth
    may be substituted for the precooked quinoa.