Garden Greatness

Last nights meal came courtesy of my parent’s garden. We had fresh tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, and herbs. I found these perfect recipes to try out, a warm quinoa salad and a summer ratatouille. For dessert we had zucchini brownies!

Warm Quinoa Salad from Oh She Glows


  • 1 c dry quinoa
  • 1 1/2 c water
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb mixed cherry tomatoes
  • 1 can of corn (you should use fresh or frozen though)

3-Herb Green Sauce (food process the following):

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 c lightly packed basil
  • 1 tbls fresh dill
  • 2 tbls fresh chives
  • 1 small yellow tomato
  • 3 tbls olive oil
  • 1 tbls lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine water and quinoa. Bring to a boil. Cover. Reduce heat and cook for 15 minutes
  2. Saute garlic in oil. When fragrant add tomatoes and corn

3. When the quinoa is done, let sit for a few minutes, then fluff with a fork

4. Add tomato/corn mixture to quinoa

5. Drizzle with sauce

Summer Ratatouille derived from Oh She Glows

  • 2 c white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 summer squash
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 eggplant
  • 2/3 green pepper (whatever floats your boat, yo)
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 c marinara sauce (we used our homemade tomato relish)
  • 1 tsp thyme (dried)
  • 1/4 c basil (fresh)
  • few sprigs of chives
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Saute the onion and garlic in light oil
  2. When fragrant, add the other veggies and herbs
  3. Reduce heat and cover

4. When veggies cook down, add the marinara

5. Cook until the veggies are soft


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