Hi friends! You know I'm no chef. Not my line of work.
But you also know I can make real food taste halfway decent. I can't even believe I hardly cooked any meals for myself just 6 short years ago. People think I've eaten the way I do for my whole life but that is not the truth. I've worked long and hard to teach myself to eat fresh, whole foods so I very much know the struggle of trying to pull things together--especially after working a long day in school or at a job.
The other night I whipped this together with mostly leftovers in the fridge and few additions.
It worked well beside a grilled turkey burger or rotisserie chicken from Whole Foods Market. I grabbed most of the other ingredients from the farmers market or my generous friend's farm share!
Give it a whirl and see what you can add to it or with it to make it work best for you!
Simple and Delicious Summer Veggie Salad
2 cups pre-cooked quinoa
1 pint fresh cherry tomatoes 2 cups broccoli florets, finely chopped 2 cups garbanzo beans 1 cup fresh summer corn (taken off the cob) 1 cup summer squash or zucchini, chopped 1 bell pepper, diced 1 tsp fennel seeds
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried (or fresh) basil S & P to taste
What did you add to this to make it even better? Please share in the comments below.