Guacamole-Style Quinoa Recipe

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Cathy Published: December 21, 2020 Modified: August 1, 2021
Guacamole-Style Quinoa Recipe

How To Make Guacamole-Style Quinoa

This flavorful quinoa recipe is just as creamy and refreshing as guacamole! Whip up a belly-filling batch of this quinoa in just 30 minutes.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes



  • 1tspolive oil
  • ½sweet onion,diced
  • 2garlic cloves,minced, or more to taste
  • 1cupquinoa
  • 1lime,juiced
  • cupschicken stock,or as needed
  • 6tbspfresh cilantro,chopped
  • 6grape tomatoes,quartered
  • 1avocado,cubed
  • 1jalapeno pepper,diced


  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Cook and stir the onion and garlic in the hot oil for 5 minutes until slightly browned.

  3. Stir the quinoa into the onion mixture, then cook for 30 seconds until the quinoa is lightly browned.

  4. Squeeze the lime juice into a 2-cup measuring cup, then pour in enough chicken stock to make 2 cups of liquid.

  5. Pour the chicken stock mixture over the quinoa, then bring to a boil.

  6. Reduce the heat, cover the saucepan, and simmer for 15 minutes until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender.

  7. Remove the saucepan from the heat.

  8. Chill the quinoa in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

  9. Fold the cilantro, tomatoes, avocado, and jalapeno pepper into the quinoa mixture.

  10. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 206.97kcal
  • Fat: 8.31g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.25g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.70g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.79g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.87g
  • Fiber: 5.08g
  • Sugar: 3.41g
  • Protein: 6.97g
  • Cholesterol: 2.10mg
  • Sodium: 107.76mg
  • Calcium: 32.91mg
  • Potassium: 490.27mg
  • Iron: 1.85mg
  • Vitamin A: 14.48µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.47mg
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