Tuesday, March 20, 2012

For the love of Quinoa

There's a restaurant in Memphis, a newer restaurant, called Rizzo's Diner, that has the most delicious quinoa salad served over avocado with chow-chow.

So with a little bit of thought and effort, this delicious bit of tasty goodness was re-created.  Not exactly Rizzo's, so for the real thing go there, but in case you are a little low on cash and you crave this salad on a daily basis, like I do, try this.

Here's What You Need:
1 avocado
Cooked quinoa (I cooked 1 cup of quinoa, which makes about 4 servings worth...so you can refrigerate your leftovers)
Juice of 1 lemon
good drizzle of olive oil
1 jar of chow-chow (found this one at Whole Foods)
2 tablespoons of blood orange vinaigrette
salt & pepper

Here's What You Do:
Cook your quinoa according to the directions on the package.  When quinoa is cooked, add lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper, until it has some flavor.  Cut your avocado in half and remove the pit.  Take a spoon and scoop out the flesh of the avocado until you have a lovely little half scooped out for your plate.  Top your avocado with the quinoa mixture, top that with some of the blood orange vinaigrette, then top that with the chow-chow.  Add a bit more salt and pepper.

Call me and thank me after your first bite.  Or if you don't have my number, you can leave me a comment on my page telling me how much you love me.

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