Sunday, June 22, 2014

Merry Mount Muted

Exploring new arrivals, the greening garden, the sigh of a summer day at Merry Mount. (And a summer solstice party recipe at the end.)



In memory of Sweetie:

 Here's to summer, and the summer solstice!

Green Apple, Macadamia, Quinoa Salad
1 cup uncooked quinoa (rinsed, even if it says pre-rinsed)
1/2 cup roasted macadamia nuts or toasted slivered almonds
2 scallions, sliced
1 green apple, diced
1 green pepper diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 jalapeno, diced

Juice of 2 small limes
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T red wine vinegar
1 t honey
2 T greek plain yogurt
1 T olive oil
salt and pepper

3 T chopped cilantro or parsley
1/2 avocado, diced

Cook quinoa in 2 c water in rice cooker. Allow to cool. Combine all salad ingredients. Shake together dressing ingredients, adding more lime if needed. Pour over salad. Garnish w/ cilantro and avocado.