This is my favourite meal at the moment. I’m trying my hardest not to eat it every day, but it just tastes too good. The juicy tomatoes blend perfectly with the soft slices of creamy avocado, crunchy asparagus and grains of quinoa to create the perfect vegan meal. All of the ingredients are so beautifully natural, so really easy to digest. Nothing tastes or feels better than eating like this. I’ve been trying this dish on many carnivores and anti-health-food friends, all of whom have loved it! It’s also so easy to make, it literally takes 12 minutes – exactly the time it takes to cook quinoa. It also travels really easily, making it a perfect on-the-go packed lunch, just keep it in a tupperware box. The protein and fibre rich quinoa makes it wonderfully filling, while the avocado, tomatoes and asparagus provide countless vitamins and minerals helping your mind and body to stay beautiful. A perfect meal.
- 1 cup of quinoa
- 2 ripe avocados
- asparagus (asparagus can easily be substituted for another crunchy green – I find broccoli works amazingly well too)
- 3 plum tomatoes
- a handful of fresh basil
- olive oil
- 1 lime
Start by cooking the quinoa with two cups of boiling water on the stove, this should take about 12-15 minutes.
During this time steam the asparagus and slice the avocados into segments. Then dice the tomatoes, removing the liquid parts of the inside. Place the chopped tomatoes into a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, chopped basil leaves and salt to taste.
Once the quinoa is cooked combine all the ingredients together, squeezing the lime over the plate and adding salt and pepper to taste.