Thursday, April 9, 2009

Another Quick Dinner

I've switched over to salad mode already.  It happens every Spring.  All of a sudden I start craving raw vegetables and cold salads instead of lasagna and casseroles.

Don't worry, though.  I don't stop eating my soup or hot tea or anything.  It's not that severe of a change.  I just find more ways to work raw veggies into my life.  

Tonight's meal is a perfect example.  I had a lot of free limes from the co-op, an avocado, a jalapeno, some cilantro and carrots.  They were practically screaming to become a spicy quinoa salad.
Here's what I threw together:

About 1 1/2 cups quinoa, cooked and cooled
2 carrots, shredded
1 jalapeno, deseeded and minced
1 handful cilantro, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
1 lime, zested and juiced
salt to taste

So good and so simple!!

1 comment:

pavotrouge said...

i think that's what spring does to you. I've also been eating a load of salad in the past few days though I'm not much of a salad person.
it's so good to have something fresh and light after a winter that seemed to last forever!