Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Quinoa Salad with Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus

There is a local joint here in Arizona called Pita Jungle. I have been eating here for years and my usual go to is simply their hummus with grilled chicken. But this all changed the moment that they added their red quinoa salad served over their cilantro jalapeno hummus. Obviously I crave this about 3 times a week, and because my wallet can't handle all of my cravings, I decided it best if I tried my hand at making it at home when desperate times call for desperate measures. And while it turned out extremely delicious, there's always that caviat of how things taste better when someone else makes it for you. You know, like when you ask your mom to make you a sandwich when you go home to visit. And she's like, "make your own sandwich", and you're like, "But mom, it always tastes so much better when you make it". It's kinda like that. 

Quinoa Salad with Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus

  • 3/4 cup jalapeno cilantro hummus
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. chopped red onion
  • 1 cup mixed greens
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled, chopped
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • salt and pepper to taste

Place the hummus onto a medium plate. In a bowl, toss together the quinoa, tomato, onion, greens, and cucumber. Pile atop the hummus, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Serve chilled. 

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