A Light Weekend Salad

October 24, 2014

The weather in SW Florida is BEAUTIFUL!!  It’s Chamber of Commerce weather and we Floridians are thrilled!  It’s OUR perfect time of the year to grill out and enjoy. I mixed up this little salad to go along with our Mediterranean burgers the other night and it was a hit… lots of fresh ingredients and very easy to make. Here’s how you do it!

weekend salad


Weekend Quinoa Salad

1 Bag Seeds of Change Quinoa and Brown Rice
2 cups of sweet white corn
3-4 Zucchini, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1-14oz can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 bunch of green onions
Pesto, basil or your favorite
1 cup of unsalted pine nuts
1 lemon
2 avocado, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 lemon
salt and pepper

*Inspired by closet quinoa salad

weekend salad

weekend salad

Put a splash of olive oil into a skillet along with the corn, zucchini and garlic.  Cook until lightly browned.  Remove and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine cooked Quinoa and Brown Rice, chickpeas, green onion, pine nuts, pesto and a little lemon juice (to your taste).  Once mixed together, add in cooked zucchini mixture and stir.

weekend salad

weekend salad

Once combined, add in chopped avocado and tomatoes.  Season with a little salt and pepper.  Voila!  Easy, great tasting salad!  It was the perfect side for my Mediterranean burgers.

Quinoa Salad

Have a Great weekend and enjoy the weather!

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