Avocados Stuffed with Quinoa

Side Dishes

Avocados Stuffed with Quinoa


  • 3 c. water
  • 2 ea. Avocados From Mexico
  • 2 c. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1-1/2 c. quinoa
  • 1/2 ea. lemon, juiced
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 T. garlic paste
  • 1/2 t. paprika powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a frying pan or a deep pan add olive oil to medium heat, sauté the sliced mushrooms with salt and pepper to taste for 5 minutes.
  2. While mushrooms are cooking, remove the seed from each avocado without removing flesh from skin. Drizzle lemon juice on each avocado half to preserve and keep from browning.
  3. In a pot over medium heat, bring 3 cups of water to boil and cook quinoa for approximately 10 minutes.
  4. Once mushrooms are sautéed and quinoa cooked, add the quinoa, garlic paste and salt and pepper to taste to the mushrooms. Stir well to combine all ingredients. Turn off heat.
  5. Evenly distribute the quinoa mushroom mixture between the centers of each avocado half. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over each to garnish and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Avocados Stuffed with Quinoa
Amount Per Serving 4
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol < 5mg 1%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 12g 42%
Total Sugars 2g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 13g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 6%
Iron 0mg 20%
Potassium 1020mg 34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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