Guacamole Quinoa Salad

If you have been following me for a while, then you know that I love AVOCADO’S and anything with avocado’s in it.  Especially a good guacamole.  So when I found this recipe on www.justataste.com , I just had to give it a try.  And it was so good that I have to share it with you guys, I only tweaked it a tad, and I normally have to change recipes a lot.

If you didn’t know this about me, then let me introduce myself………..

I am Michelle Marie Diaz and I love and am addicted to avocados!

Whew!  Had to get that off my chest.

Anyhow, the good thing is that avocado’s are actually really good for you.  They are a monounsaturated fat which is a “good fat” and you actually need enough good fats in order to BURN FAT.

Are you excited or what?

Actually, believe it or not, I think one of the reasons I have gotten leaner after having Nicholas is because I increased my healthy fat intake.  A lot of people ask me what I do different now than when I had Nicholas and even though running (or sprinting) after a toddler burns tons of calories, one of the biggest changes I see is that I do eat more healthy fats.  So there you go, another reason to convince you to increase your fat intake.

Check out this “Breaded” Chicken I had with this quinoa salad for dinner last night.  If you didn’t see my VIDEO on “HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY BREADED CHICKEN”, check it out.

Ok, enough about that, let me give you this delicious quinoa recipe.   Oh, and if you like quinoa and want more quinoa recipes, there are a bunch of them on My Pinterest Boards, so make sure you are following them so that you can see them all.

If you don’t know what to pair this with, well, here is an idea…. This would be delicious with fish.  Especially one of my favorite fish recipes from My Eat To Be Fit Healthy Recipes Book, its my Citrus Pesto Swordfish.  Deelish!

Guacamole Quinoa Salad

Guacamole Quinoa Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup quinoa, cooked (I use the Organic 365 Quinoa from Whole Foods)
  2. 1 tomato, chopped
  3. 1/2 red onion, chopped
  4. 1 garlic clove, minced
  5. 2 hass avocados, chopped
  6. 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  7. 1 lime and zest of 1/2 lime
  8. 2 tbsp EVOO
  9. S&P to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix the tomatoes, onion, cilantro and avocado with the cooked quinoa.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix in the EVOO, Lime juice, zest, and garlic.
  3. Pour over the quinoa mixture and season with s&p to taste.
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This dish is so good, even my toddler loved it.  He has eaten it for 3 meals straight! LOL.  Its delicious, tasty, refreshing and so easy to make that you would be crazy not to try it!

Do you like quinoa?

How do YOU make it?

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