When I talk about garden salad, for us it means, lettuce (generally romaine lettuce), tomatoes, cucumber, sweet pepper, red onion and radishes.
When you make a salad what is your go too salad ingredients?
If you have not cooked quinoa before here are the basic instructions. In a pan bring to boil 2 cups of water, a tablespoon of oil and a teaspoon of salt. Add one cup of quinoa, stir and turn down the heat to low. Cover pan and on a low boil cook for 25 minutes. You know it is cooked when you see those little white "rings." I used a multi-coloured quinoa this time. Let it cool.
As I said I make this as simple as possible by adding diced cucumber, grape tomatoes sliced and sliced red onion. Mix with the quinoa and I use a prepared salad dressing, as I love this particular one, which is the Greek Feta variety. Mix some in and let sit for a couple of hours for the flavours to mix together. This is what my supper looked like on Friday and it was so good. I enjoy the Low Calorie Creamy Poppyseed Dressing that Kraft makes.
Back in 2016 it was the International Year of the Pulses. I believe including various pulses in your meals is a good thing. I did a post about this back in January 2016 here. If you have time please check it out as there as a couple of recipe links there as well!