Ecuador Avocado Quinoa Treat

by | Mar 2, 2009 | Archives

Ecuador has all types of phenomenal food and two of my favorites are quinoa and avocado.

Yesterday’s message looked at some Ecuador quinoa recipes.

Here are some shots I took at the local market which is filled daily with fresh fruits and vegetables…




every type including a lot of ripe, really inexpensive avocados.


Plus there are dozens of spices at …


really low prices.

A scoop from this bag…


might cost 50 cents.


perfect for the recipe below.

This recipe for quinoa avocado curry varies depending on the vegetables that strike us as good.

Quinoa avocado curry.

1 Cup Quinoa
1½ Tbsp. Coconut Oil
1 Tsp. Grated Fresh Ginger Root
½ Fresh Green Chile (Finely Chopped)
1 Heaping Tsp. Turmeric
1 Heaping Tsp. Cumin
1 Heaping Tsp. Coriander
¼ Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1¾ Cups Water
Any Fresh Vegetables

Rinse quinoa with cold water. Use a fine mesh filter.

Place oil and ginger root, cumin, and quinoa. Cook for one minute stirring constantly.

Stir in the turmeric, coriander, cinnamon, and salt. Cook for one minute stirring constantly.

Add the water and bring it to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.

Stir in vegetables. Cover and cook for four or five minutes or vegetables are tender and all the water has been absorbed.

Fluff with a fork before serving. Serve with slices of avocado and any topping  desired.

Here we are!  This one is with shrimp and garnished with radishes and broccoli.


The avocado is an especially healthy fruit called the “fruit of life” because it is sodium and cholesterol-free and contains life’s essential vitamins and minerals including folate, potassium, and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

Ounce per ounce, avocados contain more folate than other fruits. Folates are the natural form of folic acid.  Avocados are also the highest fruit source of potassium, which helps balance the body’s electrolytes.  In addition, potassium aids muscle activity, nerve function and energy metabolism.

Avocados are also high in vitamin B6 which helps the immune system, assists with energy metabolism, aids nerve impulse. transmission and synthesizes red blood cells.

Avocados are a good source of healthy fat; in fact, their high oleic acid content may help lower cholesterol. Eaten regularly, avocados can also improve hair and skin quality. They are a good source of minerals, including iron. They also supply protein.

Their nearly perfectly balanced pH makes avocados easy to digest, and, unlike some of common first foods like rice cereal or bananas, avocados are not constipating.

Until next  message I wish you happiness, health, good food and joy.


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