Black Quinoa Layered Salad

Posted on May 5, 2013. Filed under: Food Made Simple, Health | Tags: , , , , , |

Food - Black QuinoaDinner last night was on my own.  I wanted to use the leftovers:  cooked black quinoa and  roasted beets.  I had fresh asparagus, orange peppers, portabella mushrooms and onions as well as good greens.  So I sautéed the fresh veggies with olive oil and a little seasoning from Penzeys called Fox Point Seasoning (thank you, Audrey!)  I also added some garlic powder.  While that was going I washed and chopped up the greens.  I put those in the bottom of the bowl with the cold quinoa on top.  Then the hot veggies in a layer with the beets on top.  A little olive oil and seasoned vinegar over it all pulled it together.  I was wowed at how outstanding this was!

Any additional protein?  Well, don’t fret because first of all this salad is packed with protein, especially from the quinoa.  But oddly, lately I like canned salmon right out of the can!  Since I was on my own and feeding that to my dogs anyway, I snitched some from them to have on the side with this gorgeous salad.  Weird, I know, but note that most canned salmon is wild Alaskan, very inexpensive, and tasty!

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