Summer salad formula

Here’s another example of using “formula cooking”.  Tonight I was really in the mood for something *LIKE* potato salad.  I didn’t have any potatoes but I wasn’t going to let a trivial problem like that stand in my way.  I used the formula for potato salad and came up with a very tasty quinoa and vegetable salad that was exactly what I was craving.

The formula for potato salad is pretty simple:

  • Some cooked starchy vegetable(s)
  • Some aromatic vegetable(s)
  • Some mayonnaise-like binder
  • Some seasoning

I had some cooked quinoa and left over sauteed green beans and mushrooms.  Here is what I came up with:

Summer Quinoa and Vegetable salad

  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup cooked green beans. chopped
  • 1/4 cup cooked mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas, defrosted
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1T fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3T mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix it all up.  Makes about 3 servings.

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