Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Channeling June Cleaver
Ok please hit me with all the Leave it to Beaver jokes.
Here's a new recipe that I think was yummy.
It's made with Quinoa (keen-wah) the super food.
Quinoa Salad with hearts of palm
1 cup quinoa (cooked per package directions)(don’t forget to rinse before cooking and salt the water in the pan)
1 can hearts of palm (rinsed and sliced in thinly into rounds)
1/4 cup crumbled feta
1/4 cup red onion finely chopped (soak in water for 5 minutes, then drain)
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/3 cup light olive oil
1/4 cup dried parsley leaves
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 lime squeezed
After cooking the quinoa, make sure it’s well drained using a fine mesh sieve. Put in a bowl and fluff with a fork. Let cool to room temp. To cool faster put in frig. In a small bowl mix the last 6 ingredients making a dressing of sorts.
After quinoa has cooled, pour the dressing over it and mix well. Then add the hearts of palm and crumbled feta and mix them in.
I put the salad on a pretty plate and garnished with thin sliced cucumber.
Very yummy and healthy.