Fresh Israeli Quinoa Chopped Salad
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Delicious from the summer garden, this fresh Israeli Quinoa Chopped Salad is made with quinoa, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and plenty of herbs.
Aren’t you loving summer? We are! Summers are …. lots of grilling, fresh fruit, a ton of salads, and our favorite treat this summer? So easy – gelato!
Quinoa Chopped Salad
This Israeli Quinoa Chopped Salad is so very easy to make, a simple recipe to make ahead of time, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your guests! (You may also love this Antipasti Chopped Salad or Garbanzo Bean Bacon Chopped Salad.)
The goal of hosting: Be with your guests!
Friends, I’ve been thinking about conversations around our dinner table this summer. Real, honest, fun, loving … great moments with great friends. Some new friends, some old.
We love inviting new people into our home. We love getting to know others. How about you?
I don’t know about you, but our same ol’ same ol’ lives gets a little … boring. Don’t get me wrong, because we really love each other as a family.
But we never want life to just be our “family.” I seriously know people who only invite family into their homes for a meal. That’s beautiful, but how sad.
This is when I know that we made a right move with a dinner invite to strangers. There’s more laughter, smart conversations, kindness, humor (always), cheering others on, honesty … less about us, more about them.
Hosting new people
Hosting new people is good, friends! Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, there are little ways to make our gathering special. It could be the ending to the meal, like serving a variety of gelato.
True confession: This has been my go-to hosting dessert all summer long! I have not wnted to heat up my house with baking, and guests really seem to enjoy it.
Plus, all you introverts out there, the “variety” of flavors ignites some fun conversation!
I’ll never know here on my blog who is inspired by what (unless I get an honest email from you), but I really hope that this post today ignites a spark to reach out and try something new.
Israeli Quinoa Chopped Salad
So chop these fresh ingredients (list here), get your quinoa cooked and cooled. Mix together and put in the fridge.
The flavors will mingle and will be perfect for dinner!
Israeli Quinoa Chopped Salad
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1 ⁄2 cup minced cilantro
- 1 ⁄4 cup minced mint
- 1 ⁄2 cup minced parsley
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground sumac
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 ⁄2 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 4 medium ripe tomatoes, cored, seeded, and minced
- 1 large cucumbers, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and minced
- 1 lemon, juiced
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour, then serve cold.
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