Smoky Avocado Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Smoky Avocado Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

This fresh avocado recipe is another way to make the American Heart Association’s® recommendations part of your healthy lifestyle.

This Heart-Check Certified recipe is brought to you by Hass Avocado Board.

Nutrition Facts

Smoky Avocado Quinoa Breakfast Bowl


244 Per Serving


7g Per Serving


9g Per Serving
Calories 244
Total Fat 12.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 348 mg
Total Carbohydrate 30 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Sugars 3 g
Protein 7 g

Dietary Exchanges
1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 fat


Servings  4   Serving Size   1 cup

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 3 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 cup white quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 ripe, fresh avocado (peeled, pitted, cubed)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2/3 cup small white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup baby spinach


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  1. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add onion and cook over medium-low heat until soft, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add minced garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add smoked paprika. Stir and cook 1 more minute. Add rinsed quinoa and stir to combine.
  3. Add the vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer 10-15 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork.
  4. Sprinkle the cubed avocado with lime juice and a pinch of kosher salt. Mix gently and set aside.
  5. In a separate sautée pan, heat the remaining 1 tsp olive oil. Add white beans and spinach. Cook over medium heat until beans are heated through and spinach is wilted.
  6. Add quinoa pilaf, stir to combine, and then spoon into serving bowls.
  7. Top each bowl with a generous spoonful of the cubed avocado.

Tip: Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

This Heart-Check Certified recipe is brought to you by Hass Avocado Board.