Thursday, October 3, 2013

Avocado Stacks

Ok that's not really what they are called BUT because I am addicted to avocado's I renamed them. I got this recipe from the book The Beauty Detox Foods(but made a few adjustments). My new favourite recipe book.

This is another wow recipe. It has my favourites, avocados, quinoa and butternut squash.

1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 tbsp. dried rosemary, crushed
sea salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup quinoa
2 cups veg broth
Juice of one lime
2 1/2 tbsp. minced parsley (I used cilantro)
1 tsp minced fresh basil
1/4 cup finely minced purple cabbage
2 avocados diced
Sprouts to top (I used cilantro)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt coconut oil in large bowl and toss in the cubed squash. Add the rosemary, salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes, then stir and bake for another 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook the quinoa in the veg broth for about 12 minutes, or until soft and fluffy. Add to a bowl and mix in the lime juice, parsley, basil and cabbage. Season with a bit of salt and pepper. Set aside.
Assemble by greasing ramekins lightly with coconut oil. Start with the squash, and pack in gently. Add the diced avocado and then push the quinoa mixture down into them. Press down again.
Gently flip the ramekin upside down onto a plate. Repeat with the rest. Top with generous portion of microgreens or clover sprouts.

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