Summer Quinoa Chicken Salad with Roasted Corn, Tomatoes and Leeks
I had one of those nights this past week when I asked myself: What do I want to make for dinner? See this is unusual for me because I am a PLANNER.
I plan everything, especially dinners. Because if I didn’t, by the time dinner rolled around everyone would get a bowl of cheerios because I am so tired and beat up from my day with the kids that I could never use any brain power to come up with dinner.
However on this day, the kids took good naps so I was able to come up with something on the fly that was delicious and healthy.
I had a bunch of stuff leftover in the fridge: Costco Rotisserie Chicken, corn on the cob, leeks from our garden, a 1/2 avocado turning brown, some tomatoes, and a bag of baby spinach that really needed to be used. Seriously, I made the best dinner out of all of it! I am calling it my Summer Quinoa Chicken Salad with Roasted Corn, Tomatoes & Leeks.
Have you tried Quinoa? It is yummy, healthy, and a great alternative to rice. I usually buy it at Amazon. This “on the fly/use stuff out of our fridge” dinner will definitely be a repeat in this house. I am so glad I wrote down what I threw together and took a picture!