Avocado Mash With Quinoa and Sauteed Greens

This delicious protein rich meal with healthy fats and nutrient packed greens will get your morning off to a great start. It makes a tasty, satisfying lunch and dinner too. Wondering what to do with that leftover quinoa in your refrigerator? Use it to whip up this filling vegan friendly goodness, it’s super easy to make!

Avocado Mash With Quinoa and Sauteed Greens

Avocado Mash With Quinoa and Sauteed Greens

recipe adapted from Food Matters

serves 2


Avocado Mash:

  • 1 ripe avocado, halved and pitted
  • handful of cilantro, chopped
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • sea salt to taste
  • optional: diced red onion, cumin, garlic powder, cayenne


  • butter, olive oil, or coconut oil
  • 1 bunch kale, chard, spinach, or other leafy greens of choice, rinsed and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • sea salt to taste


  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed in mesh strainer until water is clear
  • 2 cups vegetable broth


  1. In medium saucepan, add quinoa and veggie broth, and bring to a boil
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and simmer 15-20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed
  3. When quinoa has about 5 minutes to go, add a small amount of butter OR oil to a saute pan over medium heat
  4. Add garlic and saute for a minute, and add greens in batches until wilted and cooked down
  5. Scoop avocado out into a bowl, mash and add cilantro, lime juice, sea salt and optional ingredients, mix and taste to see if you need to add more seasonings
  6. Once quinoa is done, fluff gently with a fork
  7. Scoop half the avocado mash, half the greens, and a serving of quinoa onto each plate
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Note: If you’re using leftover quinoa, you can quickly heat it in the same pan you use for the greens.

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