Monday, May 4, 2015

Warm Quinoa Etc. Salad

I was craving pizza, but decided to make something quick and much more detox friendly instead.  It was a totally "chopped" moment when I opened the fridge and saw my favorite pizza toppings : mushroom, sausage and bell peppers.  There was also had some cooked quinoa in there. (There's always have some of that around, actually). I had no idea what I was cooking, but it became this wonderfully filling salad. If you'd like, you can substitute the "etc" for your favorite pizza toppings.


Olive oil
4 chicken sausages
8 oz. of your favorite mushrooms (I used cremini)
1 red bell pepper
1 tsp. of garlic
2 tsp. of pureed or finely chopped basil
S&P al gusto
2 cups of cooked quinoa
1 diced tomato (optional)
1/2 avocado (optional)
Spicy million ways dressing (for spicy version just add ají amarillo)

Paso a paso

1) Cut chicken sausage, mushrooms and bell peppers into small pieces. 

2) Heat up some olive oil and sauté sausage, mushrooms and peppers for about 5 minutes or until peppers are cooked. Add garlic, basil and salt and pepper.  

3) Add cooked quinoa and stir around. 

4) Dress arugula with spicy dressing and serve warm quinoa etc. on top of the salad. 

 5) Garnish with tomatoes and avocado (optional) and add a little more dressing on top. 

 6) Grab a fork and dig in. Adiós, pizza craving. 

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