Last week Rowan and I had the lovely Rachel and Addy over for lunch and a play date. Addy is Rowans best little friend. She walks around calling any picture she sees of a little girl “add dee.” Yesterday, I could hear her in her room saying “add dee” over and over again so I went in to see what she was doing. She was standing in front of the mirror with one of Addy’s hair clips that got left here trying to put it in her own hair. It was very cute.
Anyway, I found this recipe from one of my newest favorite blogs (great food and treadmill work out tips!) and knew I wanted to try it out for our lunch date. Let me just say it was the best thing I have made in a very long time. It was so yummy. The gorgonzola on top was heaven!
(RECIPE FROM HERE)
1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed & drained
2 cups water
2 kiwi, chopped
1 mango, chopped
1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
1/4 cup red onion, minced
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
For the Lime Ginger Vinaigrette:
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 Tbsp lime zest
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp brown sugar ( I used more brown sugar than this to sweeten it up just a bit)
1. Bring water to a boil in a pan. Add quinoa, place a lid on top and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until quinoa is tender. Pour into a large bowl and allow to cool. Once cool, add in kiwi, mango, tomatoes, red onion and cilantro.
2. Combine all ingredients for the vinaigrette together and pour over the quinoa mixture. Stir together. Sprinkle with cheese. Season with salt and pepper if needed.