Ta-what? I can’t even pronounce some of these ingredients, much less what it’s called… who are you and what have you done with the girl who eats fried foods like they’re going out of style?! I know, I know… but occasionally I actually do enjoy eating healthy foods [despite the fact that I’m typing this up while eating some Starbursts… true story], especially when they taste so good you aren’t really even aware of the fact that you’re eating healthy foods because there’s such an epic party going on in your mouth. This recipe sounds all kinds of intimidating, but it’s actually really easy, just a loooot of prep work. Totally worth it, though :D
This is the first part of a three-part series, because I figured three recipes in one day would be a little overkill, plus delayed gratification is always exciting, right? What will happen next?!
what you will need:
- 1 cup quinoa
- 3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/3 cup fresh mint, chopped
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 c lemon juice
- 1/4 c olive oil
getting down to business:
> First things first, cook your quinoa. Bring two cups of water to a boil, then add in quinoa. Simmer on low heat for 30 minutes, then remove from heat and drain the rest of the water [there shouldn’t be much left].
> While that’s doing its thing, you got a lot of veggies to chop up. Hopefully you’re faster than me and can chop up everything in less than 30 minutes…. I’m too much of a perfectionist [check out those cucumbers…. unnecessary] to chop up anything quickly…
> Combine everything in a bowl and mix well. Refrigerate before serving to let all the flavors mix together.
This stuff tastes awesome when it’s 939261243 degrees outside… it’s really refreshing, I guess from the cucumbers and the lemon juice and the mint. Annnnd since I’m not a food critic or anyone who knows anything about food other than that I like to eat it, I’m gonna quit talking and let y’all try it for yourself :D
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