It’s the fourth of July, a lovely summer afternoon begging for a chilled salad with a kick. With some leftover quinoa and fresh watermelon at hand, here’s my tabbouleh with a twist! This makes enough to serve two as an appetizer.
One cup cooked quinoa
A cup of cubed watermelon
A quarter red onion, finely chopped
Six mint leaves finely shredded
Juice of one lemon
One green chilly, finely chopped
One to two tbsps of olive oil (depending on your taste)
Freshly ground salt
A teaspoon of black pepper or Aleppo pepper
Gently mix all the ingredients and serve as soon as mixed! Enjoy 🙂
I recently read somewhere that some creative soul had tried to toast sliced sweet potatoes for breakfast and the outcome was amazing! I chuckled about this to a friend and she goes, “I’m going to try waffling the sweet potato”….just inserting the slices into a waffle iron and letting the iron do its magic.
Well, that was just the push I needed to do this in my own kitchen. I greased a waffle iron and waffled my sweet potatoes in there. Unlike a regular waffle, I repeated the process a few times to get the right level of browning. What came out simply melted in my mouth with just a little bit of butter on top. To make it a complete breakfast, I added in a soft-boiled egg and a sliced avocado.
Take a look pre and post and do let me know if you’ve tried this!
As I stand in front of my fridge eyeing the fruit options to have as a pre-workout snack, the jalapenos, mint and orange grab my attention. I quickly pull them out along with a red onion from the pantry, some salt, pepper and olive oil and assemble the salad pictured above!
The instructions are so simple.
Peel the skin off an orange and slice into thin rounds.
Peel the onion and cut about a 1/4 of the onion into thin slices.
Chop half a jalapeno into thin slices.
Chop a tbsp or two of mint leaves finely.
Arrange the oranges, onion and jalapeno on a plate. Garnish with mint leaves, sprinkle with salt and pepper and douse some extra virgin olive oil on top.
Savor every bite
PS. If headed to the gym, follow-up with mouth wash! That red onion can be potent:)