Introducing Junkyard Salad – A Fusion Salad with a Surprising Mix of Tastes
Introducing Junkyard Salad, an unusual and tasty creation that melds together many of the flavors from around the world. This salad is sure to be a hit with friends and family alike due to its wide range of flavors and textures. From the creamy zing of feta cheese to the crunchy texture of celery, this salad is sure to tantalize the taste buds and surprise them with a variety of flavorful herbs, spices and seasonings.
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 large tomato, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 large carrot, shredded
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/4 cup chopped mint
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions.
2. In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, tomato, bell pepper, feta cheese, carrot, basil, cilantro, celery, mint, olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, sea salt, and pepper.
3. Toss gently to combine.
4. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Uniquely fusing many flavors from around the world, Junkyard Salad is a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. The combination of feta cheese and tomatoes adding a creamy, tangy flavor, the earthiness of quinoa, the brightly-colored bell pepper, and the crunch of celery are sure to create a flavor explosion that will surprise and delight. The herbs and spices tie the whole dish together for a dynamic, creative salad that will be the talk of the dinner table.
You can customize this salad as well, adding or subtracting ingredients based on personal preference or dietary restrictions. This salad is also gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian friendly. Consider adding toasted almonds or chopped walnuts for added crunch, using different herbs and spices to adjust the flavor, or adding a splash of balsamic vinegar for sweetness. With a few adjustments, Junkyard Salad can be the perfect dish for any meal.
We hope you enjoy this unique recipe. Bon Appétit!