I call this a cheater recipe....because I used store bought dressing. I am a realist (read: I am a mom like you and need to cut "recipe" corners when necessary) and sometimes, that’s a perfect ‘quick-fix’ to preparing a salad like this. You add all the veggies and simply finish with a simply yet yummy salad dressing. In this case, I used “Kraft Creamy Sundried Tomato” (found in the refrigerated dressing section in the produce area of my grocery store).
Ok, let’s get started. Prepare quinoa & roast sweet potato to get things rolling.
1 cup quinoa (thoroughly rinsed)
1 cup orange juice & 1 cup water mixed together
Prepare according to package directions using the oJ/water mix instead of just water
Veggies**Throw in anything else that makes sense to you
½ cup diced cucumber
½ cup sliced grape tomatoes (I used yellow)
½ cup diced red pepper
½ cup chopped celery
½ cup diced feta cheese
½- ¾ cup roasted and diced sweet potato (poke a regular sized sweet potato with a fork and throw it in the oven at 425F until cooked through – about 40 mins. Let cool and chop up for salad)
½ cup of Kraft Creamy Sundried Tomato
Mix up all together and enjoy. It’s really yummy!!