Foodie Friday!

Happy Friday!  I can’t start this post without mentioning what occurred in Dallas last night.  My heart just aches for the families who lost their loved ones.  I pray that our world will be more peaceful.  Let’s all spread love, not hate.  

So last week at the lake, my mother-in-law made this delicious veggie quinoa salad.  I will have to post the original recipe when I get it from her, but I couldn’t wait to get home to make my own version!


Veggie Quinoa Salad 


1 1/2 cups steamed green beans

1 1/2 cups fresh (or canned) corn 

3 cups cooked quinoa 

1/2 cup fresh flat leaf parsley 

1/2 cup sliced almonds 


1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 

1 teaspoon of honey 

1 tablespoon spicy mustard 

1 teaspoon salt 

1/2 teaspoon pepper 

Start by steaming fresh green beans (you could use canned, but I prefer fresh) and chop into bite-sized pieces.  Cut fresh corn off the cob (I like it raw, but you could steam it) and add to bowl. 


Next, mix up all ingredients for the dressing.   


Add cooked quinoa (cook in water/broth according to package directions) and sliced almonds (I buy them pre-sliced) to the bowl with veggies.  Chop fresh parsley.  


Toss quinoa and veggies in the dressing.  Then add the fresh parsley.  


Mix it all up!  Add extra salt/pepper if needed.  This salad is perfect by itself or as a side dish.  It will keep for a few days in the fridge.  It just gets better as the dressing marinates! Enjoy!!


I hope you all have a wonderful, healthy, and fun weekend!  


  1. Any fun plans for the weekend?
  2. Have you tried a new recipe lately?  What was it?
  3. Do you have a favorite quinoa recipe?  (I am always looking for new ones!)

5 thoughts on “Foodie Friday!

  1. That quinoa salad sounds so good! I love black bean quinoa salads. Also love sweet potato and quinoa cakes ( I got them premade from whole foods)! I want to try quinoa burgers sometime. 🙂


  2. Yum! That looks really good! I recently found a quinoa pizza crust recipe on SimplyQuinoa blog and im dying to try it!


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