Hello August, the season of corns, tomatoes, figs and other yummy fruits and veg. Usually in August I am in Macedonia, my homeland, visiting my family. Mainly I can be found in my parents garden, sitting under their fig tree and just chilling. Not this year though ..
Although quinoa it is not something I eat when I am over there, the flavour of this salad transports me back home ......If you haven't seen the post Macedonia yet, here is a link
1 cup of quinoa
4 medium size tomatoes
100 - 150 gr feta cheese
2 corn on the cob
green leaves such as rocket, parsley or basil
salt and pepper
Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in a saucepan and add dry unwashed quinoa. Stir couple of times until the quinoa starts to change colour, then add
1 1/2 cup of boiling water.
Cook the quinoa covered with lid for a 12 - 15 minutes on a low temperature.
I love cooking quinoa in this way, it's got a nice and nutty flavour.
In a meantime, heat up your griddle pan and place the corns on it. Turn it occasionally until the corns are nicely charred, then slice off the kernels. This will take about 30 minutes.
Dice the tomatoes and avocado, crumble the feta cheese and combine everything together with the cooked quinoa and grilled corn. Season it well with salt and pepper and drizzle some extra virgin olive oil.
In the end mix in the green leaves.
note: for the tea, place 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds in you favorite tea cup, pour in hot water and leave it to infuse for 5 minutes. Add slice of lemon and enjoy this tea, it is good for your digestive department :)