Lazy Summer Lunches

July 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

green beans & salad

When the weather is hot, I don’t feel like cooking. I would rather be outside enjoying the warm weather and monopolizing on summer activities. I have mostly been eating easy to prepare meals like sandwiches, dips, cheese platters and salads. I finally decided to make a warm dish and threw together some beans that I bought at the market with quinoa and left over greek salad.

It made quite a tasty dish and fell into the lazzez faire attitude that I have been feeling for some time. You can cook any vegetable that you have in the fridge and serve it on a grain and add a side of salad on top. This one bowl main allows all the flavours to mingle and create some complexity in this fairly simple dish.

Cooking time 15 minutes
Serves 1

1 cup cooked quinoa or grain
1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil
1 tbsp (15 ml) chopped onion
1/2 tsp (2 ml) black mustard seeds
2 handfuls cut green and yellow beans
1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt
1/2 cup (125 ml) greek salad
chopped cilantro

1. Heat a saucepan on medium heat and add the oil. When hot add the mustards seeds.
2. When the seeds pop add the onions and cook until golden.
3. Add the beans and saute until still crunchy but soft in the middle, about 7-10 minutes.
4. Season with salt and serve on a bed of quinoa with a side of salad. Garnish with cilantro.

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