Avocoado Stuffed with Little Gems

Now that I am partly settled and have gotten back to getting my “casa” in order I was longing for something healthy and easy to make.

If you have a Trader Joe’s in your neighborhood, please buy their Harvest Grains.  It’s a pound of little gems…Israeli style couscous, spinach, tomato and egg orzo, baby garbanzo beans (chick peas) and red quinoa.  If not available, you can make your own blend.

There is really no recipe for this.  You follow the cooking instructions on the package.  I used chicken broth instead of water.

My avocado was ready, creamy and buttery.  I added grape tomatoes, a few scallions, kalamata olives, a sprig of thyme, a pinch of fresh rosemary, small garlic clove, juice of 1/2 a lemon, a couple of teaspoons of virgin olive oil and salt/pepper to taste.  Also, mint and basil from my one pot garden in my apartment.

This was refreshing, delicious and quite healthy.


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21 Responses to Avocoado Stuffed with Little Gems

  1. Joan Nova says:

    What a photo! This to me is “food porn”!

    P.S. I love those Harvest Grains.

  2. And this is why we need a Trader Joe’s down here. Next time I’m around one I’ll bring a year’s supply of those grains. I’m in awe at the baby garbanzo beans.

  3. Erica says:

    Those grains look delicious,Norma! I love avocado……that looks fantastic.

    p.s love your pictures!

  4. Nydia says:

    Ummm…looks so fresh…!!! And that avocado (palta) looks very creamy.

  5. Ohhh I always wondered what to pair quinoa with. This looks super fabulous norma. As usual you leave my imagination running with these dishes. That avocado looks so great stuffed like that! Thanks for stopping by the old blog too!

  6. Gera says:

    Wow Norma the first photo is exceptional. I suppose that you sent it to the foodie-photo sites, for sure, it must be approved. Anyway I enjoyed a lot this avocado so creamy and tempting! 🙂



  7. Joanne says:

    Oh my word…it’s 11:30 at night and I am completely salivating, This is AWESOME!!!!!! And seriously, that avocado looks perfectly ripe!

  8. Yum – looks delicious. I’ve added those grains to the list for my next Trader Joe visit Thanks, Norma!

  9. Reeni says:

    This looks wonderful Norma! I love the idea of stuffing an avocado. It almost seems indulgent but is so good for you. I could eat this for breakfast right about now! xoxo

  10. Laz says:

    Que plato mas lindo. Way to go!


  11. Norma, I’ve never seen anything like those little gems, but what a delightful mix! I’m amazed they all cook in the same time, and I’d love to lay my hands on some baby chickpeas.. 🙂

  12. Katie says:

    Must.have.harvest.grains!!! That dish looks phenomenal. Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of avocado, but I bet I’d love the filling inside a red pepper, for example. Love this, Norma!

  13. It looks lovely, I adore the ‘case’ of avocado!

  14. This is really creative! I had never seen it….and I LOVE avocado!!

  15. I don’t use avocado often, not because I don’t love it, it’s just hard to find good ones here. And I normally cave and whip up guac. This looks amazing and far healthier that eating the mounds of chips I eat with my guacamole.

  16. Priya says:

    Wow what a lovely picture – not big on avocados but this presentation sure makes it enticing 🙂

  17. Hayriye says:

    Looks fabulous! I love avocados with anything….

  18. Rosa Mayland says:

    Scrumptious! I love those pasta and your filling looks amazing.



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