Avocado Quinoa Bowl is cooked Quinoa combined with Homemade Guacamole. Served with fresh chopped cilantro and freshly squeezed lime juice, Avocado Quinoa is a pseudo rice bowl that gives you a feeling of fullness, especially when you are on a diet. Similar to this one pot Cilantro Lime Quinoa and Korean Quinoa Bowl
This combination of fluffy Quinoa with mashed Avocado, garlic, lime, and cilantro makes this a super easy and hearty one-pot meal. Also, this Avocado Quinoa Bowl is refreshing, zesty, and full of flavors.
Creamy Avocado Lime Rice
This Creamy Avocado Lime Rice topped with chopped cilantro and fresh lime juice is definitely one of the best things that you can do with Avocados.
Avocado Rice with Quinoa is one of the healthiest high protein low, carb dinner recipes, which is so creamy, colorful, and comforting.
You can obviously use regular cooked rice to make Avocado Rice as well. However, it's always better to use low carb and high protein Quinoa instead of rice.
Turn this into your favorite Quinoa Avocado Salad
This Avocado Quinoa Bowl is simply a great protein packed lunch recipe and also a great side.
However, you can add freshly chopped veggies like chopped Roma Tomatoes or chopped Red Onions and Diced Cucumbers to make this an easy Avocado Quinoa Salad. Check out Cucumber Red Onion Avocado Salad and Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Tomatoes
More Quinoa Salad Recipes
- Quinoa and Black Beans
- Instant Pot Black Bean Quinoa Burrito Bowl with Tofu
- Roasted Mushrooms with Herby Quinoa
- Southwestern Quinoa Black Bean Salad
- Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad with Feta and Pistachios
- Low Carb Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Avocado Quinoa Rice Bowls Ingredients
- Lime Juice
- Kosher Salt
See recipe card for quantities. Also watch the video for a quick visual.
How to make Avocado Quinoa Bowl
STEP 1: Combine Mashed Avocados, Lime Juice, Garlic, Kosher Salt, and Cilantro in a Ninja Foodi or a mixer to make homemade Guacamole. Also, check out this recipe for Homemade Guacamole for some essential tips.
STEP 2: Rinse Quinoa under running water and transfer it to a saucepan with double the amount of water. Cook until the water is absorbed completely. You can also cook your Quinoa in the Instant Pot. Check out Instant Pot Black Bean Quinoa Burrito Bowl with Tofu. You can also make this recipe in the crock pot. Have a look at Crock-Pot Black Bean and Quinoa Chili
STEP 3: Use a fork to fluff quinoa. This brings in some fresh air into the grains making them appear fuller.
STEP 4: Combine Guacamole with quinoa. Stir well until it's beautifully combined.
STEP 5: Top with chopped cilantro and squeeze in some fresh lime juice for an authentic Mexican flavor. Serve right away.
- Cooked Rice - One of the most apparent substitutions for this Avocado Quinoa Bowl can be cooked rice. Whether you prefer brown rice or white you can definitely replace it in place of quinoa.
- Add Veggies - Add Cucumbers, Red Onions, or thinly sliced Jalapenõs or heirloom tomatoes while making this Avocado Quinoa rice bowl.
Thinking about storing this for some time else? You can allow this Avocado rice bowl to cool down to room temperature. Wrap it tightly with saran wrap or plastic wrap. Refrigerate for two to three days. I don't recommend freezing this recipe since the quinoa would turn mushy and won't taste as good.
- Squeeze in some fresh lime juice - Lime Juice is literally the heart of Mexican cuisine. Brings a rounded flavor and zesty freshness to the dish.
- Cilantro - Nothing compares to cilantro when making some Mexican recipes.
- Make Guacamole at home - I know Guacamole is readily available in almost every supermarket or deli. But it's just one step, and making it at home gives you fresh flavors, which are hard to get otherwise.
More Recipes to try:
- Ground Beef and Rice Bowls with Asian Glaze
- Mexican Shrimp and Rice Burrito Bowl
- Sesame Tofu Soba Noodles Bowl
- Burger Bowl (just 15 min)
- Chipotle Baked Tofu Burrito Bowl
Avocado Quinoa Bowl - Creamy, Colorful and Comforting
- 1½ cup raw quinoa Red or tri-color
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup guacamole
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- ¼ cup cilantro chopped
- Rinse quinoa in a siever under running water until the water runs clear.
- Transfer quinoa to a medium pot. Add water and bring it to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Let it sit covered for another 10 minutes. Fluff using a fork.
- Combine Guacamole with cooked quinoa. Give it a good stir. Squeeze in fresh lime juice and chopped cilantro. Serve.