It has been WAY too long since I was able to post. I've been such a busy girl! Between a full time job and selling my gluten free/dairy free eats through Umi Kitchen I haven't had too much spare time to do photo shoots and write.
That being said, I've created some new dishes that have very quickly become my favorites - and this is one of them. It has been a huge hit with people throughout Brooklyn who have ordered from me and now I'm sharing it with all of you so you can make it at home if you aren't in the Brooklyn area!
This salad is hearty enough to satisfy during the colder months while also being refreshing enough to enjoy in the warmer months. It's great as a side dish or as a main meal! Because it is served chilled it is perfect for spring and summer picnics. I promise it's a crowd pleaser.
Not to mention quinoa has a lot of health benefits...it's gluten free, technically even grain free because it is actually a seed, and is full of all sorts of nutrients! It's quite fascinating, really. Check out this article from well-beingsecrets.com for more fun health facts about quinoa!
And an added bonus? It keeps well in the fridge for days so you can always make yourself a big batch and have a little every day with your lunch or dinner. Hell...even breakfast. I bet it would be great with an egg on top. If you do decide to give that a go let me know how it is in the comments below!
Creamy Roasted Eggplant and Quinoa Salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: makes about 2 1/2-3 cups
You Will Need:
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