entering a recipe contest sponsored by California Avocado and am eligible to win prizes associated
with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.}
I used to dislike avocados. They were too mushy, and too boring, and I just didn’t find them appealing at all. It’s fair to say that times have definitely changed.
As it turns out, the reason I never likes avocado was because I’d never had a really good one. I was used to store bought guacamole, and the browned chunks in a salad, not fresh, green, avocado with a creamy texture and delicious taste.
I tried my first real avocado when our family was on vacation in California. I remember going on hikes through groves of avocado trees, and then driving to a nearby farm to table restaurant and savoring the avocado dishes that were made with the freshest avocados you could ever eat. And then we would stop at a farm stand on the side of the road and buy even more avocados, paying by placing wadded up money in a rusted metal box.
That was the trip I learned how amazing California avocados can be.
Obviously, when I heard about the recipe contest centered around California avocados that the Recipe ReDux was sponsoring, I knew I had to be a part.
I thought long and hard about what I was going to make. I wanted something simple, but also complex enough to call a recipe, and I wanted it to show off the avocado in the best way. I finally decided on making avocado sushi.
I’d been wanting to make some sushi for a while now, and this was the perfect opportunity. Who doesn’t love some great avocado sushi? To add an extra special twist, I added cucumber and spinach, and used quinoa instead of rice. I couldn’t have been happier with the result. This is one delicious and nutritious avocado dish.
Quinoa Avocado, Cucumer, and Spinach Sushi
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 3 tbsp brown rice vinegar
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- pinch salt
- 1 small cucumber
- handful of spinach
- 1 california avocado
- 4 sheets nori sushi wrap