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Mediterranean Stuffed Avocados with Sumac Dressing

  • Author: Lizzy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Description

Avocados stuffed with vegan mediterranean-spiced quinoa, lentils & vegetables tossed in sumac dressing makes for a unique weeknight dinner in under 30 minutes.


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Ingredients

For Sumac Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground sumac
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Simple Tahini Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup tahini 
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp agave
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • A few cracks of pepper
  • 2 tbsp water (use more as needed to thin out)

Mediterranean Stuffed Avocados:

  • 1/2 cup cooked lentils (about 1/4 cup dry, cooked according to package directions)
  • 1/2 cup quinoa (about 1/4 cup dry, cooked according to package directions)
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, diced 
  • 1/2 cup baby cucumbers, diced 
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup yellow pepper, diced 
  • 3 tbsp scallions, finely diced 
  • 6 large avocados, halved

Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa and lentils according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, to make the sumac dressing, whisk all the ingredients together or shake in a covered jar. 
  3. To make the tahini dressing, whisk all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if necessary.
  4. For the avocado filling, combine all of the ingredients, except avocados, in a bowl. Add sumac dressing and toss to coat evenly.  
  5. Slice avocados in half and scoop out a little bit of the flesh to make room for more filling. Fill the avocado boats with lentil and quinoa mixture and drizzle tahini dressing over the top.

Notes

If tahini dressing is too thick (not pourable), add more water, 1 tbsp at a time until you reach desired consistency.

Keywords: vegan stuffed avocados

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