Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Iris Took Cooks - Quinoa

Please note that I don't eat Pizza and Barbeque everyday - I do cook at home most days but since I just am in love with everything I eat, I feel compelled to share it with you (and it is my greatest hope that you enjoy my food adventures).

My new concoction:

Quinoa Salad

I like to just chop stuff up and throw it all in.  Nothing is more boring to me than an iceberg salad (barf) and for the longest time I thought I didn't even like salad until I started putting tons of stuff on my greens.

Red quinoa (maybe 1/2 cup)
Green olives
Green onion
Roasted Red Pepper
Cherry Tomatoes
Chopped up veggie turkey burger
Mixed Greens - but no arugula!

Dressing:  I used the 1905

This was a satisfying and beautfiul salad.  Alas, I gobbled it up before I could snap a photo for you all.  Try it.

Other items that would be fantastic in this salad - roasted chick peas, feta cheese, Parmesan cheese, ANY CHEESE,cucumbers, raisins, chicken (blech), chopped hard boiled egg, or any roasted veggies. 

What did you concoct this week?


Michelle Powell said...

Yum! We eat quinoa 3-4 times a week. I love the Mediterranean quinoa from costco--frozen in 2 portion bags and has feta, sundried tomatoes,and spinach in it! MicrOwave for 3.5 minutes and presto!

For meatless Monday yesterday, we had southwest spaghetti squash. So good and it makes a ton so there are always leftovers :) I add salsa and sour cream.

Wrestling Kitties said...

sounds delicious!!