think outside of the box...

We've been sooo blessed with such nice weather this past week.  The heat is inspiring me to think outside of the box.  I want to quickly share this recipe before I head out to enjoy the sun.  I've added a lot of "extra-ordinary" Asian flavors to my ordinary quinoa salad.  Perhaps that is my root doing the speaking.  This salad is super nutty, light, and delicious.  Enjoy it with this beautiful weather, peeps!  :) 

here is my extra-ordinary ordinary quinoa salad

Servings: 1-2 persons 

Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes


1 cup quinoa, cooked according to the package label*

1/2 vegetable stock tablet

1 bowl mixed greens

10 cherry tomatoes, halved

1 small radish, shaved

1 shallot, finely chopped

100-150g cooked edamame

a handful crushed walnuts

1 bunch chopped coriander

1 lime zest and juice

1 tbsp sesame seeds

1 tsp wasabi

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp sesame oil

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions for the dressing: 

1) Mix lime zest, lime juice, wasabi, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and olive oil in a small bowl.