hippie salad

today we are taking a healthy turn with a little hippie salad. quinoa has been gaining popularity and is a very beneficial grain but can sometimes be a little boring. in this easy salad we've added tons of flavor and fresh summer vegetables to liven things up. we rarely call for store bought products in our recipes but this salad utilizes trader joe's roasted garlic hummus to create a quick "dressing" - feel free to make your own hummus if you're feeling adventurous! and throw in whatever summer veggies and herbs you happen to have on hand. enjoy!

Quinoa & Carrot Salad
3/4 cup cooked quinoa
2 carrots, peeled and made into ribbons
2 medium heirloom tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 ripe avocado, pitted and cut into chunks
3 tbs roasted garlic hummus
3 tbs fresh basil, chopped
1 tbs olive oil
1 lime, juiced
salt & pepper to taste
in a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and stir well to coat evenly.


La Tartine Gourmande said...

oh yum yum. that REALLY makes me hungry! Lovely pictures, the type I love!

Sprouted Kitchen said...

ooohhhh i want this! love all of these things!

Meredith said...

Just made this salad for a girls evening. It looks fabulous. I used 2 cups of cooked quinoa to fill it out a bit. I'm wondering if I put too much lime juice and my carrot ribbons are really thick...Will definitely make again with some adjustments. Love the idea of using hummus, juice and oil for the dressing.

Meredith said...

The hippie salad was a huge success!!! Everyone loved it and am sending them all the link to your site for the recipe. Lime juice just needed some time to meld with the quinoa. The thick carrot ribbons were festive. Will make many times again with out any adjustments. Thank you.

adrienne said...

sounds delicious. im always looking for ways to spice up quinoa. tahini & lemon juice works lovely too!

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Wendy said...

I'm going to make this tonight ;-)