I often find that it is the side dishes that are the hardest to think up. I can choose a main dish with no problem but always want to turn up the interest factor with the side dish. Well, this time, I thought of two dishes but then combined them.
First, I made quinoa and tossed it with some meyer lemon juice. Then I decided to steamed some peas and asparagus and mixed them with the quinoa and added a lemon infused oil. Below I present the marriage of the two.
Ingredients (others listed with links):
1/2 cup frozen peas
12 thin spears of asparagus, chopped into 1/2-1 inch lengths
Juice and rind from 1 meyer lemon.
1. I made the meyer lemon scented oil earlier in the day (subtituted meyer lemon for std. lemon).
2. I Prepared the quinoa
3. While the quinoa was cooking, I steamed the peas and asparagus and then combined everything with 3 tablespoons of the oil. Enjoy.
Becks & Posh make a statement that I can get behind: ‘These are moments when I wish someone has invented scratch-and-sniff internet.’ Take a peek at this post as they list many recipes for meyer lemons.