Simple Summer Salad

by brookefiore

 Tonight’s post is brought to you by the concept of simplicity.

A simple salad and one of my favorite summer quotes.

So with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.

 F. Scott Fitzgerald

Simple Summer Salad

Serves 1


1/3 cup cooked quinoa

6-7 leaves of kale, washed, dried and chopped

1/3 cup thinly sliced carrots

1/3 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered

1/3 cup chopped cucumber

5-6 basil leaves, thinly sliced

1/4 cup cannellini beans, if using canned, drained and rinsed

1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese


Prepare quinoa according to package directions, allow to cool. Place quinoa onto a plate. Top with all veggies, then add cheese and beans. Dress as desired.