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Easy Peasy Vegetarian Recipes: Quinoa Guacamole with Vegan Chicken

So, last week I realized that I had forgotten about a rogue avocado sitting next to my blender on the counter. I figured it was time, once again, to play my favorite kitchen game: “Let’s get rid of stuff that’s about to go bad and Google a recipe that includes these random ingredients.”

I had some uncooked quinoa lying around, a tomato that was going soft, and I spotted an onion out of the corner of my eye. These ingredients led me to Guacamole Quinoa recipe by foxeslovelemons on Food52, which was a perfect recipe for VeganMoFo, or the Vegan Month of Food.

Serves 4
What You’ll Need
1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled, and diced
Juice of 1 1/2 limes
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup of cooked brown rice
1 garlic clove, crushed with a press or minced and ground into a paste
1 Roma tomato, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
4 servings of Gardein Chik’n

Directions
Preheat your oven for the Chik’n and toss them in when it’s ready. Let that cook while you’re making your cooking your quinoa and brown rice for your fancy guac. After the quinoa and rice are done, in a medium bowl, mash together avocado, lime juice, and salt. Add remaining ingredients, then toss to combine well. Top the guac with chicken and then serve warm or cold. You can even skip the Chik’n and eat the whole thing out of the bowl by yourself, like I almost did, or warm up a tortilla and some lentils for an epic burrito.

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2 responses

  1. Amazing how versatile quinoa is, isn’t it.

    “…my favorite kitchen game: “Let’s get rid of stuff that’s about to go bad and Google a recipe that includes these random ingredients.” (I love doing this, too, and have come up with some winners, like you did.) Thanks, Jasmine. xoA

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    September 26, 2014 at 9:06 pm

  2. Perfect! Rob and I recently dove into the vegetarian lifestyle (we haven’t quite gone vegan, but we are close), and we love it. Often my dinners depend on what vegetables I happen to have around. Isn’t Google helpful?!

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    October 7, 2014 at 10:29 pm

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