Monday, April 9, 2012

Meal Planning Monday

a.k.a. Two Lovely Ladies and a Salad...

Tonight I am making one of my favorite salads as an accompaniment for dinner...Tara's Quinoa Salad. This salad ALWAYS make me think of two lovely ladies...Tara...the one I got this bit of numminess from...and my SIL Laurie...who loves it just like I do.

This salad is a taste of summer in my opinion as feta, cilantro, cucumber and MUCH more combines with a lemony dressing...I have posted this recipe before, but as we are having SUMMER in the Pacific NW (IT HAS TO BE OVER 60 HERE!!!) AND it is on my dinner menu for tonight...and as I can take a picture this time...I am posting it I can never find it when I want it...
I hope you try it...and enjoy~

Tara's Quinoa Salad

1 1/2c quinoa
3c Vegetable broth

2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
juice of 1 lemon
3Tbs olive oil
1/4c apple cider vinegar

1c cherry tomatoes, halved
1-2c cucumber, chopped
4oz artichoke hearts, chopped
1/2 small red onion, chopped
1/3c parsley, chopped
1/3c cilantro, chopped
1/2c sheep Feta-can be any kind of feta, but if someone has a dairy allergy, they can sometimes tolerate the sheep feta.

1. Bring quinoa and broth to boil for 15-20 minutes ( until broth is absorbed). Put aside and let cool.
2. Whisk together garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and vinegar. Set a side.
3. Once quinoa is cooled, toss in veggies. Add vinegar dressing mix. Lastly add feta.
4. Let sit for 30 min. to absorb flavors

(My two cents here...this is best when eaten within a day of making...after that, the flavors/texture isn't as good...)

And before someone gets all upset...I have NO IDEA where she got the recipe....maybe off a box, a blog or I am sorry if I am violating a copyright...I can assure is not intentional!

Bon Appetit!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I think I will try this.