Walnut Pear Avocado Bowl

Walnut Pear and Avocado Bowl

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

Dinner Lunch

Description

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

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.

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
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