It's hot and there is NO WAY I am turning on my stove top or oven.
I don't love big leafy green salads (I like my greens chopped up), so a fresh quinoa salad with vegetables (and maybe from the garden) with a homemade vinegarette is right up my alley.
For the salad:
Quinoa- 1 cup cooked (make in your Tupperware multicooker to make it even EASIER!)
Handful of cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in quarters
1/2 cucumber, diced
bunch of basil, chopped in chop n prep
OPTIONAL add ons: diced carrots, diced bell peppers, diced onion
For the Dressing:
1 T greek seasoning (Kusina Gold made locally in Mason City is my favorite!)
1 tsp garlic powder
juice of 1/2 lemon
balsalmic vinegar 1/4 c
red wine vinegar 1/4 c
squirt of dijon mustard
olive oil (1 c)
Shake up in Tupperware quick shake or all in one shaker
Dress with feta cheese if you like!
And this is the mom version.