What can I say- lack of sleep does weird things to people.
|Red Quinoa Salad|
1 cup red quinoa
1 cup toasted pine nuts
1 cup dried cranberries; coarsely chopped
2 english cucumbers; peeled, seeded & cut into 1/4 inch pieces
4 ounces feta; cut into 1/4" cubes
2/3 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
Put quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer & rinse for 1 minute. (Do not skip this step or you will have gritty quinoa.)
Cook according to directions. Fluff with a fork. Transfer the quinoa to a large bowl & let cool.
When the quinoa is cool, add the pine nuts, cranberries, cucumbers, feta & parsley & mix well.
Put the lemon juice & olive oil in a jar. Close the lid & shake until the oil & lemon have emulsified. Season with salt & pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad & mix well until coated. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
And let me leave you with my 6am. Super hero & his ardvark super hero side-kick:
love this babe.