Freitag, 16. Mai 2008

Quinoa Pesto-Asparagus -Tomato Salad



I've come up with this idea when my sister had a pesto noodle salad in Amsterdam. As good as my idea was I chose a rather bad day to make the salad — I had too little pine nuts, used too little garlic and the tomatoes tasted like nothing.



But I'll definitely make this again! This time with the perfect pesto and sundried tomatoes! This is exactly the flavor it was lacking.

Kommentare:

Celine hat gesagt…

brilliant idea: anything slathered with pesto is nummer eins in my Buch. ;)

Lizzy hat gesagt…

ha ha, and i can only agree a ONEHUNDERED PERCENT with you on that ;)

romina hat gesagt…

Lizzy, how do you always know what my favorite foods are?? You're genius!! Looks like the perfect spring dish. =)

Jennifer hat gesagt…

I'm sorry your tomatoes were 'blah'. I love the idea though, and I may end up with lots of basil in my CSA box sometime soon, I know what I'll do with it now. Thanks for the idea Lizzy, you rock.

And as always, your photography is beautiful.

Lizzy hat gesagt…

Romina - He he, those are all pretty much my favorites too =)
I'll try to perfect the taste though!

Jennifer - Aww, thank you =D
I wish I had lots of basil all the time, because usually I buy one pot, make pesto and - bing - the pot's empty =(
Thanks a lot =)

Happy Herbivore! hat gesagt…

Damn! I am so impressed! You're a genius! I want some so bad!

VeggieGirl hat gesagt…

Aww, I'm sorry that the taste wasn't quite right - but it still looks fantastic to me!! I wish you'd make meals for me, haha!! I always love them!!

Cookiemouse hat gesagt…

That looks a lot like the quinoa salad from the Amsterdam organic market. Lovely salad.

ChocolateCoveredVegan hat gesagt…

well, the IDEA of the salad looks delicious, even if it didn’t turn out too well. I definitely think you should make it again!

Lizzy hat gesagt…

Lindsay - Wee, thanks =D It's an honor to hear that from someone like you, a master of delicious food ;)

VeggieGirl - Ha ha, you're the one to say! I wish I could order my sweet treats from you! They never fail to make me drool! Hey, it's a fair trade. entrees for dessert ;)

Coookiemouse - Oh yumm! You're lucky! I wish I would've gone to that market.. but it's not like I went to Amsterdam for the last time, luckily =)

Katie - Thanks! And I totally will! I think with the right pesto and sundried tomatoes(maybe those marinated in oil with herbs and yumminess of that sort) this will not fail to impress my tastebuds =)