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Bacon and Avocado Quinoa Bowl with Buttermilk-Chive Drizzle

Bacon and Avocado Quinoa Bowl with Buttermilk-Chive Drizzle


Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 3/4 cups)

Cook the bacon and a batch of our Perfect Quinoa ahead of time, and this bowl comes together in 5 minutes flat. It’s a great option for breakfast or lunch.


  • 8 center-cut bacon slices, chopped
  • 1/2 cup whole buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 2/3 cups Perfect Quinoa
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 316
  • Fat 13g
  • Satfat 3g
  • Unsatfat 10g
  • Protein 15g
  • Carbohydrate 36g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Added sugars 0g
  • Sodium 489mg
  • Calcium 7% DV
  • Potassium 14% DV

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Place bacon on a plate lined with paper towels to drain.

Step 2

Whisk together buttermilk, yogurt, chives, salt, and pepper in a bowl or glass measuring cup.

Step 3

Divide quinoa evenly among 4 bowls. Sprinkle bacon evenly over each serving; top each with 1/2 cup tomatoes and one-fourth sliced avocado. Drizzle with 2 1/2 tablespoons buttermilk-chive dressing.

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