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Meatless Monday recipe: Mexican Avocado Boats

Happy Cinco de Mayo!
It's Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate with this Mexican-inspired Meatless Monday recipe, courtesy of Vega.

Ingredients (serves two)
1 ripe avocado
1 cup cooked quinoa
cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
red pepper, chopped
cup red onion, diced
cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Dressing Ingredients
Juice of one lime
3 Tbsp Vega Antioxidant Omega Oil
2 tsp agave nectar (or your favorite sweetener)
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/8 tsp ground cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Cut avocado in half, remove the pit and scoop out the flesh (being careful to keep each half whole).
2. In a medium sized bowl, toss quinoa, black beans, red pepper, red onion and fresh cilantro.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients.
4. Toss quinoa mixture with the dressing until well coated.
5. Fill each avocado half with the quinoa mixture and serve immediately.

learn more about Meatless Mondays at  http://www.meatlessmonday.com/

uhh.... 05.May.2014 19:58

wild n nutty

make sure your avocados aren't covered in the blood of brown people's children.

slavery is still slavery. cheap avocados = slavery. Poison for your belly.

NOT VEGAN!!!!!!!!!!

ummm 05.May.2014 21:24

Say what

can you elaborate a little bit about your claim of slaves and blood etc?

just nutty 06.May.2014 06:37


For someone who normally snacks very high on the food chain, this recipe looked pretty good until I read the comments about avocados slaves.
Tell me, was this comment to help children or make for you to feel good about yourself? Because if I want something covered in blood, I'll have a porterhouse steak extra rare from Mr. Bundy's cattle ranch in Nevada.
I'm always amazed that some people can't experience any sort of joy and have to find the worst case for everything. It must be a real bitch to trudge through life with that affliction.

"They" want us to eat meat 08.May.2014 08:24