We are big fans of quinoa, the "supergrain" (which is actually a seed) that's high in protein, iron, and fiber. It has a great fluffy texture and nutty taste, and cooks so quickly that we turn to it often for weeknight meals. However, plain quinoa can get a little monotonous, so we came up with a recipe to dress it up a little while taking advantage of the organic grapes we've been finding all over our farmers' market.
This simple spinach and pasta salad makes for a quick and tasty weeknight dinner. I served this as a meatless meal with these buttery crescent rolls alongside, but you could easily add grilled chicken to the salad to make a
Green Goddess dressinga mix of mayonnaise, sour cream, herbs, anchovies and lemonwas created at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in the 1920s, as a tribute to an actor starring in a play called The Green Goddess. The creamy dressing is typically tossed with a green salad, but it's also addictive in Melissa Rubel Jacobson's chicken salad, made with a rotisserie bird.