The other day I realized that I still had not gone grocery shopping. (So hard to do when there are things in the fridge, freezer and pantry.) I looked at several recipes and I was missing at least one essential ingredient for each one. What did I do? I winged it, and dinner turned out pretty well - Mr. Blue had seconds and the kids ate their servings with a promise of crackers if they would finish it. I'm sure that someday they will appreciate the wacky foods I make them eat. Someday.....Until then, here's the recipe for your enjoyment.
Quinoa and Black-eyed Pea Salad
1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1 15 ounce can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 avocado, diced
1 mango, diced
1/4 -1/2 cup everyday dressing (could use olive oil and lemon juice instead)
Rinse quinoa then combine with 1/2 cup water in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Turn the heat off. Keep the pan covered and on the burner. Let sit for 4-7 minutes, or until water has been absorbed.
In bowl combine cooked quinoa, black-eyed peas, avocado, and mango. Add dressing. Stir till combined. Serve with salad.