I had some leftover ingredients hanging out in my fridge and decided to combine them to see what I could come up with as a side dish for quesadilla night.
That’s about a cup of cooked quinoa, half a jalapeno, a lime and what I could salvage from a bunch of decaying cilantro.
First, I diced the jalapeno into tiny pieces.
Then I squeezed the room-temperature lime into the bowl. (I use a small tea strainer to keep out the pulp and seeds.)
After I’d wrung all the juice I could from the lime, I grated a little zest into the bowl.
And chopped the cilantro.
Voila! A simple side dish using ingredients about to rot in the refrigerator.
We ate it the next night with chicken quesadillas and it was surprisingly good.