Sunset 2015, serves 4

  • 1 C orzo pasta, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1 C fresh sugar snap peas, cut into 2 ” pieces
  • ¼ C toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 TBS each: minced fresh ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar
  • 2 TBS toasted sesame seed oil
  • ½ C chopped cilantro
  1. Cook orzo, drain & coola bit.
  2. Blanch peas 2 min boiling water, drain, cool (don’t over cook so they stay green and a little crunchy).
  3. Toss & mix all ingredients together.

From TraderJoes.  Serve with Salmon, side dish. Serves 6

  • 1 C Red Quinoa rinsed  and 2 C chicken broth (Bring to boil, cover & simmer 15 mins until all water is absorbed.)
  • 1/4 C Olive oil

Cook together as per directions. Toss with 1/4 C olive oil, salt and black pepper to taste.

  • 1 can (15 oz) Black Beans, rinsed, drained.
  • 2 C fire roasted Corn kernels (TJ frozen)
  • 1 Avocado cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 C Red Onion finely chopped
  • 1 pint (2 C) Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • Zest  1 Lime

Toss together with 3/4 C dressing (make it up):   lime juice, cilantro, olive oil.

  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped.

Spread quinoa on platter, top with bean, corn, tomato, avocado mixture. Top with chopped cilantro.