Quinoa Salad and Marathon #21

Mom invented this killer salad and has graciously allowed me to share it with the world. She deserves credit not only for being a phenomenal cook but also for agreeing to babysit my sourdough starter for the next two weeks while KP and I are in England. My future bread depends on her!Image

Quinoa Salad

Written by my mom, Andie Ellis

1.Cook a cup of quinoa (we used red quinoa) in two cups chicken broth (this will make three cups of quinoa)

2. In a bowl, mix ½ cup of finely chopped red onion, ½ package of chopped cilantro, 2 cups corn, ½ pound of halved cherry tomatoes, 1 can black beans (rinsed), 1 chopped avocado.

3. Make this dressing and add it to the bowl:

½ package chopped cilantro

½ cup olive oil

1 tsp honey

3 tbsp white vinegar

2 garlic cloves, minced

½ tsp ground cumin

½ tsp chopped and seeded jalapeno

Salt and pepper to taste

4. To build the salad, mix quinoa with 2-3 tbsp olive oil. Spread quinoa out on a serving plate. Top with the veggie bowl mix. Decorate with tomatoes and avocado. Squeeze ½ fresh lime over the top.

This was so so so tasty, and especially good with grilled trout seasoned with cornmeal and old bay.

Today, KP and I completed our 21st marathon in Vancouver, Washington–which was awesome for being yoked to the NW Brewfest, but also not awesome because there were few spectators and we were routed past the dump twice. Yes, the course had runners pass the same city dump twice. But we finished together! Only 29 states to go…Image

6 thoughts on “Quinoa Salad and Marathon #21

  1. Awww, I love that photo of you two – what a pair! Congratulations, double congratulations for having to run by the dump twice! Bon voyage to la Inglaterra!

  2. Congratulations! I’ve just got back from my own transatlantic trip – but the other way with trips to Las Vegas and the Grand Circle of National Parks. It’ll be intesting to hear what you think of British baking. There were quite a few things in the States that i’d never come across before and i’ve brought a couple of baking books back with me to “translate”! I’m sure your starter will be fine – Bertie the starter has spent the two weeks in the fridge and looks fine if smelling slightly more sour than usual.

    1. Thanks! Hey, I nominated you yesterday for a Liebster– check out the post and let me know if you accept.

      1. Sorry I hadn’t noticed that. Thank you for this – it’s lovely to know that you like what I write. I do appreciate your comments but I don’t feel that I can accept it at the moment. Enjoy your stay in the UK and I look forward to reading about it.

    1. YES! I am thrilled to commune with you via the blogosphere, a world to which I am a newcomer. Izzy will be thrilled to show off pictures of herself to her favorite bulldog penpal…izzy is most of what this blog is about.

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