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Healthy + Quick :: Quinoa & Guacamole Salad

February 23rd  •  Posted in Recipe

I guess I’m not the only one that is trying to achieve a healthier lifestyle lately (or have your New Year resolutions gone out the window already? I hope not!) and there’s no need of a reminder for knowing everything starts from what we put in our body. However I must admit Eat Pretty is very good at keeping my motivation alive; I might save you the details for another time, but that book is all I needed in this period of my life: food awareness. It’s the one to go for if you don’t know where to begin with your healthy eating, but it’s amazing also as a reminder that you can start (or restart) approaching life in a more conscious way from literally every next meal!

As you might have noticed from my latest healthy-ish recipes over this space, I’m trying and embracing the philosophy of cooking and baking with healthier, non processed ingredients a lot more. This obviously means I have to cook every of my meals and it might sounds very time consuming, and sometimes it really is, but others is easier and quicker you’d ever imagine to put together a 100% healthy and delicious meal from scratch. I’m finding myself going back to basics quite a lot, and realizing most of the natural ingredients I was already eating are incredibly good by their own too. As much as I like to experiment with different recipes, there’s totally no need to try out new ones every meal, but it’s actually all about combining what I already know and love!

Ahh, I remember discovering guacamole years ago and finding it groundbreaking! Since then me and mom experimented with the recipe quite a lot, and even though we still change things up now and again and though making guacamole is always very approximate, I thought it was about time to share my recipe for my number one favourite food ever!

Healthy Meal :: Quinoa + Guacamole
Healthy Meal :: Quinoa + Guacamole

Serves 1 | Ingredients:
1 big egg

3 handful of bulgar wheat + quinoa mix
A sprinkle chia seeds
Soy oil, salt

1/2 ripe avocado
2 or 3 small cherry tomatoes
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1/4 lemon
Turmeric, paprika, salt, pepper, onion to taste

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1 :: Start by boiling your egg your own way. I like to wait 6 minutes (or a tiny bit more) from when the water starts boiling, then rinse the egg under tepid water for a minute or two until I’m able to handle the egg and remove all the skin. Set aside.

2 :: Fill a medium saucepan with water and place it onto a high heat until it starts boiling. Throw in one handful of salt and three handfuls of bulgar wheat + quinoa mix and lower the heat to the minimum. Set a timer for 10/12 minutes (or what suggested on the pack). It’s very important to not overcook it or it will feel too soft and lose all the consistency!

3 :: Meanwhile peel the avocado and slice it into cubes. Place it into a deep bowl together with the tomatoes, the olive oil, lemon juice, onion (feel free to use your own quantity – I like to add just a quarter or less of an onion for these doses) and spices to taste. Use an immersion blender to blend the mixture until very smooth. Taste and add salt, pepper, spices if needed and according to your own preferences! I like it to be super spicy 😉

4 :: Drain the quinoa well and place it into a plate, together with your guacamole and egg. Top the egg with salt and the quinoa with a drizzle of soy oil and a sprinkle of chia seeds.

{ Enjoy! }

Healthy Meal :: Quinoa + Guacamole
Healthy Meal :: Quinoa + Guacamole
Let me know if you try this recipe and if you have any healthy meal to suggest!
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  • This looks so yummy and I really want to try quinoa. I’ve been trying to be more healthier so this will be something I try and start.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin’ |

  • I love food that’s simple and nutritious – you just feel so good afterwards! How did you cook that egg so perfectly!

    Sarah
    http://www.daisychainsanddreamers.com

  • I love guacamole too! Last year I had a Mexican housemate and I got to try the “real” thing 😉 Thanks for sharing this lovely meal, I’ll make it for sure 🙂

  • This actually looks really tasty and healthy! Going to try this out. Thanks!

    http://ariannachatz.blogspot.com

  • I have never tried quinoa before but this looks AMAZING! I am having a health kick too and I just hope it lasts xxx