Late last week I got a phone call from my friend inviting me to fill in for a food segment at the local Sarasota ABC affiliate. Of course, I said yes, not having a clue what I was getting myself into. But the outgoing, fun-loving girl in me said yes quickly. I spent the rest of the day planning out some simple but creative meals that could be easily replicated at home. Hope you enjoy them! Links to all the products I used are at the bottom of this post! Thank you again for the opportunity, ABC7 and Suncoast View. I enjoyed my time on the set with you all! Please see the link at the end of the post to watch my 5 minute segment.
I made a recipe that my family loves and it takes me just minutes to put together. The quinoa is fabulous because it cooks up in no time (about 15-20 minutes total), and while it’s cooking I can chop everything else. Dinner in under 30 minutes.
Southwest Quinoa Salad
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
squirt both with lemon or lime juice to prevent browning
Add cooked quinoa to a large serving bowl while still warm. Add all vegetables and spices above topping with the lime juice and cilantro. Mix and serve.