I did it. I made a dinner without meat. Or bacon, the most bestest of (and king of) meats.
I should mention that I only made this because I am go godda**ed bored with food lately. This entire meal seemed interesting and healthy, so, I went with it. Duh.
I actually made this quinoa salad alongside an herbed-goat cheese stuffed portobello mushroom (to be seen in a future post). NO TWO FOR ONE RECIPES.
The bestest veg-a-ma-tarian dinner/meal/snack ever
- 1 cup red quinoa
- handful fresh chopped cilantro
- 1/2 cup medium red onion, diced
- 1/2 cucumber, diced
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1 jalapeno, diced
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1 fresh mango, diced
- 2 tsps ground cumin seed
- 2 tbsps olive oil
- 2 tbsps lime juice
Cook quinoa according to package directions. Cool in a refrigerator until it’s about room temperature and no longer molten-lava-boiling-hot. Once cool, mix in the diced veggies and mango, being careful not to totally smoosh and moosh the avocado. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing, pour over salad. Set aside. Let this sit for about 20 minutes so all the flavors can combine and “marry” together. Add salt and/or more lime juice afterwards to taste.
Make a giant batch of this for parties. Be popular. Let the people love you. You’ll, like, feel super important. Oh, and if this were to be served along with some tortilla chips, or like, topped with some super-duper hot sauce… it would not be the worst thing in the world …