It was one of those days when you feel like something light, refreshing, delicious …. and good for you. Easy task, right? Since I live in Florida, I feel like eating like that almost all the time. Easier said than done. But this time, I just looked around what was in my fridge, in the pantry, and whipped out this super delicious salad – I hope you would enjoy as well. I called it:
My Super-food Salad
For the salad:
- 1 cup of quinoa
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 4 scallions
- 1 green pepper
- 6 Campari tomatoes
- ½ cucumber
- Small piece of ginger root – minced
- Black sesame seeds
- Chia seeds
- Feta crumbles
- Organic olive or coconut oil
- Lime juice from 2 limes
- Salt and freshly grated pepper
Avocado – on top (optional)
Cook one cup of quinoa in 2 cups of chicken stock (per instructions), fluff with fork when cooked and let cool in large salad bowl.
Clean and chop green peppers, scallions, cucumber (skin on or off, whatever you prefer), clean and chop ginger root and tomatoes – everything to very small pieces. Set aside until the quinoa is cooled off.
In dry frying pan roast black sesame seeds and chia seeds to release their flavor. Let sit and cool.
When quinoa cooled down to room temperature, add all the chopped vegetables , seeds and season the salad with salt and pepper. Sprinkle lime juice all over and add good quality organic olive or coconut oil.
Wash and chop both herbs (you can add parsley as well as chives, your own phantasy is your guide).
Add whole package of crumbled feta cheese and mix the salad so everything is evenly distributed.
I have served a bowl of the salad with half of avocado, sprinkled with lime juice and we just loved it! It is delicious on its own or as a side dish for your grilled chicken or some other delicious protein 🙂
Serve at the room temperature. I always make more – it keeps well in the fridge for another day or two. Always bring back to room temperature, mix and eventually add more lime juice.
Enjoy with a glass (or two) of crisp, refreshing citrusey (is that a word?) Gruner Veltliner, like one of my all time favorites, Weingut-Groiss