This is really a double post – the discovery of TJ’s frozen pack of Quinoa Duo with vegetable melange.
I heated the whole package (although it’s easy to prepare serving by serving, leaving the unused portion in the freezer).
It was good. Basic.
I had a couple of servings as is. Which was good – the vegetable melange adds some crunch, and hitting on a random onion was a point of pleasure.
But the third time I went to the quinoa container, I wanted a little more umph. So, I used the mix as a base and looked to see what was in the fridge – another randomness in the process. This is what I found:
My first thought – wow, I have a lot of green stuff in my frig. I found the basil, some little cucumbers, lime, avocado and onion. NOT PICTURED: Kalamata olives.
I could have added just a smattering of salt, but other than that, it was an instant taste sensation! Other ideas for future mixures: Feta cheese; baked chicken; tofu; cilantro or parsley; green olives; red grapes; tomato; dill pickle; crispy lettuce for a quinoa salad.
Quinoa salad?! Be still my heart.
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