28 May 2010

What Was For Dinner?

I'm not usually given to taking pictures of my dinner before I eat it, but this was such a beautiful plate that it cried out for documentation: pork chop (grilled with a sort of teriyaki marinade), asparagus (with lemon and butter) and a salad of quinoa, beets and grapefruit.

If I may say so myself, the salad was excellent. I cooked up a half a cup of quinoa, let it cool, and added diced cooked beets, snipped chives, and the flesh of a grapefruit. It's a pain in the ass to segment the grapefruit, but it's worth it. Do it over a bowl so you save all the juice, then use the juice and some olive oil (and salt and pepper) to dress the salad. I liked it so much, I made it twice last week.

14 comments:

Sarah said...

and where was my invitation to dinner? huh? huh?

(looks divine.)

Kelly said...

Well, I'm hungry now. Thanks a lot.

Bibliomama said...

You know what I love about you? When you say 'a salad of quinoa, beets and grapefruit' and I think 'EEEK I need that recipe' you then immediately provide the recipe. It's a lovable quality.

Harriet said...

Ooh, that sounds delicious.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I am sooo going to try that!

Becky said...

Yum!

Rima said...

The quinoa salad sounds really good. I would not have thought of beets together with grapefruit, but I love both those foods. I'm going to try this. Did you roast the beets?

Bron said...

purty

alejna said...

I've been wondering what to do with my quinoa. Do you have any other recommended quinoa recipes?

heidi said...

That quinoa salad looks YUMMMMMMM.

Kyla said...

Looks awesome...but I am such a ridiculously picky eater I probably wouldn't eat it. It is a shame how picky I am and it is only made worse by how reluctant I am to try new/different things. Sigh.

bernthis said...

God, I wish I could cook. that does look amazing.

Janet said...

I'm intriqued by the combo of grapefruit and beet!

well read hostess said...

I'm making that quinoa! Sounds and looks amazing!