Peach & Jalapeño Quinoa Salad is my latest obsession. I was inspired to make this salad after tasting a peachy quinoa at one of my fave restaurants, Local Ocean Seafood in Newport, Oregon.
Of course, dining on anything that Chef Enrique Sanchez creates is always inspirational. His food is undoubtedly some of the best food I’ve ever tasted. And that says quite a lot as I’ve been around the block a few times. 😉
After making a few versions of this salad, I decided the addition of jalapeño was quite lovely. It adds a smidgen of heat that plays deliciously with the sweet-tart taste of the peaches. A touch of fresh chopped mint and parsley are added along with green onions and lime juice. It tastes like summer in a bowl!
I’ve prepared this playful Peach & Jalapeño Quinoa Salad at least three times this week and I never tire of the gorgeous combination of flavors. And bonus, it’s healthy and simple to make! It holds well in the fridge, but I don’t think it’ll last long enough to refrigerate. It seems to fly right out of the bowl at my house.
I paired this lovely salad with smoked, grilled ribs, grilled salmon and we’ve eaten it for lunch a la carte as many times as possible over the past few weeks.
This summer Peach & Jalapeño Quinoa Salad makes an easy potluck dish and I love serving it at weekend barbecues. It travels easily and can sit at room temperature without wilting too much.
If you’ve got fresh peaches, a mint plant that needs some trimming and a few jalapeño’s on hand, this salad won’t disappoint.
I hope you’re all having a fabulously delicious summer! Here are a few snaps from some family time with my twin sis and brother-in-law this last month. We’ve had a blast enjoying family visits, outdoor play and of course, loads of delicious food.
Loads of love!