Grilled Avocado Stuffed with Veggie Quinoa

This Grilled Avocado Stuffed with Veggie Quinoa recipe is an easy and delicious recipe to whip up during BBQs, easy weeknight dinners, and more. You probably have everything on hand already for this perfect no-fuss meal!

Suitable for Vegan and Gluten-free diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

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This grilled avocado stuffed with veggie quinoa is a fun veggie BBQ recipe. This is vegan and gluten-free too. Recipesfromapantry.com

I’ve got a rather fun veggie BBQ recipe for you today. Yeap, let me introduce you to this delicious grilled avocado stuffed with veggie quinoa.

Because grilling season deserves to end in quick bbq recipes the whole family can eat. TBH it works well for busy weeknight dinners and easy lunches too. #Justsaying.

I love grilling avocados. Their flesh is a perfect mixture of buttery softness yet still firm enough to retain its shape during grilling. When grilled, avocado halves have a smoky flavor and make great edible bowls that can be filled with all sorts of treats.

A note => For the best results, please use ripe avocados that are still very firm to the touch. Just grill them for a few minutes over medium heat, and you are good to go.

The simple-to-make quinoa salad is full of abundant-in-summer veggies such as crunchy cucumber, juicy tomatoes, sweet corn, green onions, and leftover herbs. It is seasoned simply with some lemon juice and olive oil.

Other grilling recipes you might like include Grilled Broccoli and these delicious Grilled Baked Potatoes.

This also goes great with Grilled Mackerel Fillets and easy peasy Grilled Chicken Tenders.

Easy grilled avocado filled with stuffed quinoa on a table with lime slices

Why Make This Recipe

  • Grilling avocado tastes soooo smoky and so good and gives us a reason to eat more vegetables.
  • You can make this recipe on the stovetop, grill pan, or on the barbecue. So all year round, really.
  • It is a great way to use up leftovers – like avocados, quinoa, salad, and more.
  • It’s a crisp, tender, easy side dish that goes with just about anything. But if you serve 2 or 3 per person, it is filling enough that it can be served as a main dish.
  • This dish is suitable for gluten-free and vegan diets. 

Ingredient Notes

For the vegetable quinoa:

  • Grains – this recipe calls for uncooked quinoa, washed and drained
  • Vegetables – the salad is filled with veggies such as green onions, cucumber,  tomatoes, and cooked sweetcorn kernels. You can add other veggies to your taste.
  • Herbs – this recipe calls for parsley and fresh cilantro.
  • Salad dressing – made simply with fresh lemon juice and olive oil

For the grilled avocados:

  • Avocados – use large avocados for this, so u have more room to stuff them.
  • Liquid – brush avocados with fresh lime juice and olive oil.
  • Garnish – lime wedges work well for an easy garnish.
Six grilled avocado halves on a table stuffed with veggies and a bowl of veggie quinoa and teaspoon on the side.

How To Grill Avocado

Get complete ingredients list and instructions in recipe card below.

  1. Fire up the barbecue / grill pan / grill to medium hot.
  2. Cut each avocado into half lengthwise, remove the pit but leave the skin on.
  3. Brush the avocado halves with lime juice (avoids browning), followed by some olive oil.
  4. Brush the grill grates with some oil and grill avocados cut side down for about 3-4 minutes until warmed through and grill marks form, then remove from the heat.

Make The Salad

  • Cook quinoa according to packet instructions, let cool, and transfer to the salad bowl.
  • Add all the other salad ingredients to the quinoa, mix and set aside.

Assemble

  • Spoon the salad into the avocado, and serve with any extras.

Recipe Tips

  • Brushing the avocado halves with lime juice helps prevent discoloration of the fruit.
  • Feel free to throw in other veggies you have in your refrigerator and garden too.
  • This is great for using up leftover quinoa.

Delicious Variations

  • Add heat – with things like chili powder, diced jalapeño, adobo, red pepper flakes, and more.
  • Vary the grain – To make it even quicker (or if you don’t have quinoa), you could use couscous instead, but bear in mind that it will stop being gluten-free.
  • Make into guacamole – use leftover avocado to make smoky guacamole that can be used as a dip, alongside meat, over tacos, and more.
 This grilled avocado stuffed with veggie quinoa is a fun veggie BBQ recipe. This is vegan and gluten-free too. Recipesfromapantry.com

More Grilling Recipes

Love grilling? Then check out these dishes below.

Serving Suggestions

You can serve this topped with Pico de Gallo, Crema Lima, Salsa, sour cream, and more.

Weight Watchers Points

There are 13 Blue Plan SmartPoints per serving.

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Print Recipe

Grilled Avocadoes Stuffed With Veggie Quinoa

Grilled Avocadoes Stuffed With Veggie Quinoa

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time20 mins

Total Time25 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Vegan

Servings: 12

Calories: 402kcal

Ingredients

For the vegetable quinoa:

For the grilled avocadoes:

Instructions

Make the vegetable quinoa:

  • Cook quinoa according to packet instructions, let cool and transfer to the salad bowl.

  • Add all the other ingredients, including lemon juice and olive oil to your taste to the quinoa, mix and set aside.

Grilled the avocados:

  • Fire up the barbeque and wait till the coals are medium hot.

  • Halve the avocados and remove the seed but leave the skin on.

  • Brush the avocado halves with lime juice, followed by some olive oil.

  • Brush the grill with some oil and grill the avocados flesh side down for about 3 minutes, then remove from the heat.

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Notes

  • Brushing the avocado halves with lime juice helps prevent discoloration of the fruit.
  • Feel free to throw in other veggies you have in your refrigerator and garden too.
  • This is great for using up leftover quinoa.
  • There are 13 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.

 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 1170mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 28.5mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.9mg

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