Avocado Toast with a Twist

Avocado Toast with Quinoa via @alyssarimmer

Today wer’re talking about avocado. Why? Because I love it. Especially when it’s mixed with quinoa and citrus and smeared on a piece of toasted bread. That my friends is what I call, and what many of my fellow bloggers have deemed, avocado toast.

Only one of the best, most delectable, nutritious, amazing things ever.

To me, there’s almost nothing better than slicing into a perfectly ripe avocado. Your knife slides easily through the thick green skin, and when you crack it open, you’re greeted with the color of the tropics. The bright green flesh almost smiles up at you, because you know what’s about the ensue.

You’re destined for a meal of greatness.

Avocado Toast with Quinoa via @alyssarimmer

I’ve loved avocado ever since I was a baby. My parents spoon fed me avocado puree as soon as I could start eating solid foods, and it’s been a staple of my diet ever since. I seriously would eat avocado on everything.

And I’ve come to find out, I’m not the only one. It seems like everyone is just as in love with avocados as I am. For good reason too. These babies pack a serious nutritional punch. They’re loaded with healthy fats and other vitamins and are considered a superfood by many nutritionists. Not the mention, they taste amazing!

There’s even a cookbook coming out all about avocados.

Avocado Toast with Quinoa via @alyssarimmer

I posted on Facebook the other day a simple phrase, “I’m obsessed with avocados”. The post exploded. Over a hundred likes, tons of comments, everyone sharing why they love avocados and how they like to eat them. Some people eat an entire avocado every single day.

And who could blame them, right?

Avocados are an amazingly delicious and easy food. They gel with other flavors, provide structure and substance to a meal, add little pops of color, but can easily stand on their own. Like with avocado toast.

Avocado Toast with Quinoa via @alyssarimmer

I first started eating avocado toast before it was cool thing to do. It was a casual lunch at home or a weekend snack, sometimes even my breakfast, and I didn’t think anything of it. Then everyone started sharing their recipes for avocado toast. I mean really, how many ways can you actually eat avocado toast? Turns out, quite a few.

So I was determined to come up with  my own recipe. Not because I wanted to follow the trend and jump on the band wagon, but because I love sharing recipes with you that I eat on a daily basis. Of course, I wish I could eat chocolate waffles every day, but that’s just not in the cards for me. I try to be mindful and healthy in each of my meal choices, which is why more often than not, you can find me eating avocado.

What better way to share my own avocado toast recipe than to mix it with quinoa? Not one, but two of my favorite ingredients! And let’s face it, avocado and quinoa were a match made in heaven.

Today I’m sharing my avocado toast with a twist. It’s avocado with a twist of quinoa.

Avocado Toast with Quinoa via @alyssarimmer

Avocado Toast with a Twist

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 1 slice of toast

Ingredients

  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 slices of bread, toasted (gluten-free optional)
  • Goat cheese to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Slice the avocado in half, remove the pit and scoop it into a bowl. Add the quinoa, lime juice and mash it all together until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Divide the avocado spread on the four pieces of toast.
  3. Spread evenly, top with goat cheese and serve.

Notes

gluten-free | dairy-free (optional) | vegan (optional)

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About Queen of Quinoa

Alyssa Rimmer is the quinoa obsessed girl behind the gluten-free blog, the Queen of Quinoa. She loves experimenting with nutritious and whole-food ingredients, and seeks to encourage the everyday home chef that cooking and eating gluten-free can not only be healthy, but also delicious and fun. After struggling with stomach issues throughout her college years, Alyssa decided enough was enough and took her health into her own hands. She started by removing gluten from her diet and hasn’t looked back since. Two happy years have passed and her stomach issues have practically disappeared. Living gluten-free has also helped her to truly discover her passion for cooking and she has embraced her new lifestyle with open arms. With the Queen of Quinoa, Alyssa shares her gluten-free recipes, many of which are focused on the superfood quinoa, and discusses her journey to living a more fulfilled and healthy life. She now also cooks refined sugar-free and although not all her of recipes are vegan, she has loved learning and experimenting with vegan baking. She lives in Burlington, Vermont where she is surrounded by fresh, local produce and is always inspired by the fabulous seasonal ingredients that make this state so special. She is excited to share her recipes with you, as she helps to uncover the amazing world of quinoa.
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4 Responses to Avocado Toast with a Twist

  1. Marilyn says:

    Most excellent sandwich! I did add some garlic salt instead of salt and pepper. Thanks!

  2. Alexandra says:

    I just found your site and wow, what a great premise! Quinoa is the best. My roommates and I order it by the bagful from Costco. This meal looks amazing. I never thought to put quinoa and avocado together!
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    • Yes, quinoa is the best!!! And it’s surprisingly delicious with avocado. It gives the spread (or guac) a little bit of texture without changing the flavor much. I can’t believe I didn’t think of it before :)

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