New York Strip Quinoa Salad

New York Strip and a Tangy Quinoa Salad

New York Strip and Quinoa Salad
Eater rating: 4.5 / 5  4.525

Tonight we fired up the grill for a totally summer meal. Dinner consisted of a grilled New York strip steak with thyme and bleu cheese. The steak was accompanied by a quinoa salad filled with fresh veggies and tossed with a thyme lime vinegarette.

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T: mmmm the quinoa salad was good!
A: the whole thing was just damn tasty in my opinion. the steak was kind of heavy and the salad lightened it up.
T: the quinoa salad was good enough that it completely overshadowed the steak… not to say that the steak wasn’t good. I was taken with the salad though.
A: heard. i thought you men were supposed to be hard core meat and potato fools? not heart healthy grain salad fools? 😛
T: welcome to the 21st century, woman. Where women do all the work and we men sit around and eat quinoa, tofu, and… make cookies.
A: uhmph! the only cookies you’ve ever made came pre-portioned from pilsbury-
T: -not true! I’ve used the kind that come in a roll and you have to portion them yourself!
A: Oh…touche I am soooooo wrong! :-)
T: Let’s armwrestle. right now.
A: I don’t need to prove my brut strength to you…
T: sissy girl.
A: if i weren’t trying to keep my cursing to a minimum for this blog
T: sissy girl
A: oh! now i know you didn’t do that twice! you… you … you
T: muscly-armed man? wonderful, intelligent, muscly-armed man?
A: ha! testosterone laden cave man MFer. 😛 but you are my muscly armed paperboy!
T: that’s what I thought, cavelady. Well, want to rate the meal?
A: definately! This meal cried summer to me. A light refreshing salad, a steak cooked over a charcoal grill…bleu cheese and thyme. okay, maybe bleu cheese isn’t so summery but hey! i love it. I give this meal a 4.5/5. It really hit home for me.
T: I give the meal a 4.55/5. The quinoa salad set it off. If I were rating the quinoa salad alone it would get a… 4.76/5. You gotta post a recipe for it! The world must experience this quinoa salad!
A: I definately will. Tonight. I should have plenty of free time while doing nothing at work for 7 hours.
T: That salad was so damn good. It’s all time.
A: woah now southern boy. what’s this cali speak coming from your mouth?
T: I work with surfer dudes. They say stuff like “that’s all time” and… “have you checked out the surf dude? it’s looking killer.”
A: i assume you hear these phrases everyday. No crazy surfers where i work.
T: no crazy surfers? that’s weird. All time.

Kwaherini mabibi na mabwana!

8 comments so far:

  1. Lea says:

    Oh!!! I’ve been looking for a decent recipe using quinoa for a while now… but theyve all looked borderline punishment food to me… this is GREAT!! Definitely gonna try it!!! =D

  2. Quinoa scares me (though I DO like to say it…quinoa, quinoa…you can’t tell, but I’m saying it). I had it once and it was just bumpy and weird. Grilled steak with bleu cheese and thyme…now that sounds fantastic!

  3. Rorie says:

    Oh, the quinoa salad sounds amazing. Can’t wait to try it – thanks!

  4. Amanda says:

    Thanks guys!
    Lea, quinoa doesn’t need to look like punishment food! (just add lots of a yummy vinegarette and fatten it up a bit! you could throw some cheese in there too. At Harvest (a restaurant i used to work at) we made a pretty damn tasty black bean, corn and quinoa salad. It’s a world of endless possibilites.

    Michellephant, when you had it, was it just plain old boiled quinoa? nothing frilly? I don’t find it to be the most appetizing food just by itself, but make a salad out of it (or a pilaf) and…. you get the picture. (btw – the steak was soooo yummy!)

    Rorie, no problem! i hope you like it!

  5. keiko says:

    Hi Amanda – this is a wonderful recipe, it looks absolutely delicious! I have to get bbq ready now :)

  6. Amanda says:

    Thanks Keiko! I hope the bbq went well. actually, for you, i don’t need to hope. you are an amazing cook, so i know the bbq went well! :-)

  7. martha says:

    Sounds like a great recipe. I just read somewhere that one cup of quinoa has more calcium than a quart of milk. Good protein and one of the oldest and easily digestable grain.

  8. Mindy says:

    My five-year-old daughter loves quinoa when we’re in restaurants, but I’ve always been scared to make it for some reason. I just bought some to encourage me to get over my fear, and I think this will be the recipe I start with! :-) (Found you through Tastespotting, btw!)