Light and Fresh Avocado Cream Verrines

Ingredients:

  1. 2 peppers, chopped with seeds removed
  2. 1/2 onion, chopped
  3. 1/2 Tbs Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  4. Pinch of Kosher salt & Black pepper
  5. 1 cup quinoa
  6. 1 1/2 – 2 cups vegetable broth (or water + couple pinches salt)
  7. 2 small avocados
  8. Juice of 2 limes (1/4 cup)
  9. 1/4 cup finely chopped Cilantro
  10. 3 green onions, finely chopped
  11. kosher salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and line a pan with parchment or non-stick mat. In a bowl, mix together the EVOO, salt, pepper, onion, and red pepper. Scoop onto pan and roast for about 40 minutes just until they begin to blacken. Watch closely after 25-30 minutes.
  2. In a medium sized pot, combine the quinoa and veggie broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook 15 to 20 minutes until the quinoa is light and fluffy. Add more water or broth if it begins to dry out. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, mash the avocado with the rest of the ingredients (lime juice, cilantro, onion, salt and pepper) until smooth with a fork. Layer the verrine with a layer of peppers, a layer of avocado cream, a layer of quinoa. Repeat once or twice. repeat. Makes 2 servings.

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