When I’m with my family we always have a huge home made Easter brunch! I love it! I always make everything together with my sister. The others have a peaceful morning and long sleep ins, while we are busy making lovely dishes. We don’t mind, we enjoy making it! And when everything is on the table, the (Instagram) pictures are taken and my brother finally came down stairs, we have a lovely time eating it! Are you going to have a brunch? With family, friends or maybe just you and your lover? This is a tasty and super simple recipe to make!
2 (ripe but firm) avocado’s
1/3 cup quinoa (uncooked)
1 cup chickpeas (cooked)
10 cherry tomatoes
1 yellow bel pepper (chopped)
1/2 tbsp fresh chives (finely copped)
1 small garlic clove (mashed)
1/2 tbsp sesame nut oil
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
salt/pepper (1/4 tsp of both)
150 gr boodles (spiralized butternut squash)
2 tbsp pine nuts (roasted)
balsamic vinegar glaze
-Cook the quinoa with a pinch of salt. (don’t let it go too soft)
-Slice the avocados in half. Use a spoon to carefully take the flesh out(for this recipe only use the flesh of 1 avocado, you can use the other one for something else.. guacamole?) and put this, together with the garlic, the sesame oil, the lemon juice and the salt/pepper in a food processor(or use a fork) to make it smooth.
-Cut the cherry tomatoes in half, take the seeds out and pad them dry with a piece of kitchen roll. Then cut them in half again. (so you have 4 pieces out of each cherry tomato)
-Mix the quinoa, the chickpeas, the chives, the cherry tomatoes and the bell pepper in a bowl. Then gently mix in the avocado mixture.
-Use a spoon to fill each avocado. (the 4 peels)
-Put the boodles(you can leave them raw or cook them for 5 minutes) on a plate and put the stuffed ‘eggs’ on top.
-Decorate with pine nuts, balsamic vinegar, extra chives and ground black pepper.
Are you making (or going to) an Easter brunch this year? Did you make this recipe? Please let me know! And I’d love to see some beautiful pictures. Please share them with me on Instagram using #PlanetManel ! Thank you!