Summer allows us to pick our own fruits and vegetables… and when we can’t pick our own, we rely on local farms to pick for us! Farmers markets are great ways to get closer to the source of your food. The closer you are the source, the most delicious it will be. Trust us on this.
In-season strawberries are incredible sweet. Second to eating them directly off of those low-lying bushes, most people think of dessert-type items to make with them. But how about adding them to a savory dish to add a bit of tart sweetness? Here’s a great recipe for a robust grain salad that’s great for potluck gatherings and for BBQ’s. It will hold up well in warm weather. And it will suit everyone… it’s vegan, but no one has to know!
Quinoa Salad with Strawberries, Almonds and Honey
Adapted from Food Network
Serves 6-8 as a side
1/3 tablespoons slivered almonds
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons honey
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper