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Back to School (After School) Tapas Plate
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Sugar-Free
Course: Entree/Snack
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: soyfree, gluten free, dairy free, tapas
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 186 kcal
Author: Amie Valpone
  • 1 cup red quinoa
  • 1 large ripe avocado pitted and diced
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh basil plus more if needed
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro plus more if needed
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • fresh lemon juice to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 15 oz. BPA free can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • extra-virgin olive oil to taste
  • 4 kale leaves finely chopped and stems removed
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 15 oz. BPA free can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 roasted red peppers finely chopped
  • large pinch fresh lemon zest
  • balsamic vinegar to taste
  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare guacamole by tossing avocado, basil, cilantro, scallions and lemon juice with sea salt and pepper, to taste. Set in the fridge.
  3. Combine white beans and toss with olive oil, sea salt, pepper and lemon juice, to taste. Set aside.
  4. Combine kale leaves with 1 tsp olive oil and massage with your hands until kale is very soft. Transfer to a large bowl, add remaining ingredients and sea salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Portion serving plates with cooked quinoa, guacamole, white beans and chickpea mixture. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar to taste. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Back to School (After School) Tapas Plate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 201mg9%
Potassium 596mg17%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 4315IU86%
Vitamin C 60mg73%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.