Walnut Pear and Avocado Bowl

Total Time:
40 Mins
Skill Level:
Very easy

This heart healthy quinoa bowl has a tangy pear and avocado dressing and is topped with sweet pears, creamy avocado and crunchy walnuts.



  • 1/4 cup lime juice

  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1/2 of a firm but ripe red Anjou pear, peeled and cubed

  • 1/4th of a firm but ripe avocado

  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  • 3 cups precooked chilled quinoa (1 lb 4 oz.)

  • 2 cups small torn pieces curly kale

  • 1/2 cup small thin slivers red onion

  • 1 large firm but ripe red Anjou pears, cored and sliced

  • 1 1/4 of firm but ripe avocados, cut into bite-size cubes

  • 3/4 cup very coarsely chopped California walnuts, toasted

  • Torn fresh cilantro leaves (garnish)


  1. Puree all dressing ingredients except pepper in a small blender until smooth.

  2. Place quinoa in a large bowl and drizzle with dressing. Stir to coat,
    then stir in kale and pepper.

  3. Place a slightly heaping 3/4 cup of quinoa mixture into 6 bowls.
    Top each with 1/4 of a sliced pear, 1/6th of the diced avocado,
    1 1/2 tablespoons red onion and 2 tablespoons walnuts.
    Garnish with cilantro leaves.

From: California Walnuts 

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