Can you stand another 'recipe'?
This salad was a throw-together for a vegetarian meal one night when Mike wanted a pork chop. I cooked his meat, but it was just not what I was in the mood for. The salad is some of the rice that I served to him and some of the corn. I added about a cup of quinoa and a a half cup of garbanzo beans. The dressing is just lemon juice and olive oil with salt and pepper. There is some fresh basil thrown in. If I had mint, I would have liked that in it. I had it with roasted carrots.
Tasty and lots of good protein to fuel my walks. Or bike rides. My new bike should be ready early this coming week.
Quinoa is a seed with subtle flavor. It mixes well with grains and I will throw leftovers of this concoction over a lettuce and tomato salad to add the protein. Quinoa contains a very high quality protein, since it contains all eight essential amino acids.
Mike just gives it his pinched-nose look. It is a good thing I do not mind cooking--what with having to make twice as many meals as most.