I have successfully completed # 9 on my 40 by 40 list: Eat Vegetarian for 30 days.
I meant to do this as a cooking challange, but it's summer and my hubby was gone for a few weeks, so I didn't really do a lot of cooking. We ate a lot of grilled cheese and burritos. By far the best thing I made was this Southwest Quinoa Salad. It is so good I made it 2 weeks in a row to take to swim meets. My carnivore husband even loved it and asked for it in his lunch for a few days.
I based it on this recipe here.
1 cup quinoa
1 tsp cumin
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup EVOO
1/2-1 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/2-1 chopped jalapeno
1 cups corn
1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
2 diced tomato
2 diced avocados
2 diced cucumbers
Boil 2 cups of water. Add cumin and quinoa. Cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes. Fluff w/ fork and let cool 10 minutes.
Mix together the dressing. Mix everything together in a large bowl. Chill. Eat.
Best guilt free thing I've eaten in a very long time and the perfect blend of flavors-refreshing and filling. It is way better then it sounds-I promise.
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