Vegetable quinoa salad is packed with fresh garden vegetables, loads of protein, and a lot of flavor. It would make a great side dish or even a stand-alone lunch.
In my combined effort to eat healthier and clean out my fridge, I put together this fresh vegetable quinoa salad. It was the perfect way to use those little bits of fresh veggies that seem to hang out in my refrigerator produce drawer until they rot.
I have to ask: Is it just me that forgets about the delicious produce hiding in my refrigerator, or does that happen to you too? I really need to sharpen my long term memory skills. Anyway, if you're not familiar with quinoa, allow me to fill your brain with some food fuel.
Shrimp Creole is a easy-to-make seafood dinner with fresh shrimp, tomatoes, and the "Holy trinity" of onions, celery, and sweet bell peppers. Oh, and don't forget the hot sauce!Shrimp Creole originated in southern Louisiana's "Creole" region. Down there, the seafood is plentiful and it is so fresh, it practically jumps out of the boat and onto your plate. I love shrimp, but I am forever embarrassed by the lack of fresh seafood at the Wisconsin grocery stores. When I do find a batch that doesn't smell like the death of the ocean, I buy it, but I pay so much money for it that the rest of my menu usually suffers for it. I repeat... the menu plan usually suffers, but not always! Enter stage right: shrimp Creole.