I’ve complained about the weather too much of late, but one of the benefits of having an extended summer is you get to eat salad for quite a considerable part of the year. This quinoa salad makes a perfect lunch (or dinner if it’s too hot to cook). With just a spritz of lemon juice for the dressing, this combination of fresh ingredients leaves you happy and satisfied.
For me, salads are like sandwiches. No one needs to be told how to make either. It’s coming up with new ideas that’s the problem. For so long, salad was about throwing some lettuce, tomato, carrot and cucumber in a bowl and whipping up a dressing. It certainly still has its place…if you put something else with it, like a good serving of whatever barbecued meats take your fancy. It’s an accompaniment rather than a meal.