Today, I bought queso blanco cheese for the first time ever. It was one of these impulsive purchases you make when you go to Whole Foods starving.

I put slightly salty, but hard queso in a salad  tonight and it turned out pretty amazing. I served this salad with a generous helping of quinoa, for a complete protein.  Dinner took 15 minutes ( great, if you have baby twins.)

My older kid picked all the cheese out first, of course.

Here’s my impromptu salad of the day:


mixed greens, 2 cups

red onion, 1/4. chopped

cherry tomatoes, halved, 1 cup

parsley, diced, 1/2 cup

cucumber, sliced, 1 large

avocado, sliced, 1 small

queso (feta cheese would work, too,) cubed, 3/4 cup

pine nuts, 1/3 cup

Olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.

Arrange the mix greens on a large plate. Put cucumber slices near its outer edge. Put the sliced cherry tomatoes in the middle, forming a ring. Put the chopped onion inside the ring. Sprinkle with parsley. Put the queso between the cucumbers and the tomatoes. Put avocado slices on top. Add salt and pepper. Drizzle with organic extra virgin olive oil.