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Cheesy Quinoa Pilaf with Spinach + the Mothership Tomato Salad

Posted Jul 31 2012 5:00am

I cannot resist a perfectly ripe tomato. So much so that I spent $5 on just these 4 tomatoes at Publix this weekend! I usually stick with plum tomatoes but the tasti-sweet, green, and yellow all looked so delectable I had to grab some. I wasn’t sure what I would use them for but I decided on a simple tomato salad to go with our dinner.

The recipe I used can be found here . You start with salting the tomatoes first to let the salt draw the moisture out and it really makes the flavors pop. We both loved it!

For the main course I made a Spinach Quinoa Pilaf with toasted sunflower seeds, garlic & gouda. Unbelievable. The recipe is on All Recipes here  and next time I will be doubling it.

For the side we marinated some portobellos in a little bit of soy sauce and a significant amount of garlic. They were gone in about 20 seconds.

It’s so amazing how somethings that were absolutely disgusting to you as kids (spinach, mushrooms,…) are the highlight of the meal as an adult!

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