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Our guests often ask for recipes from the Latigo Ranch kitchen.  We plan to post a new recipe here regularly. 

Lisa searches for recipe ideas and often finds new recipes to try, and if we like them, Randy experiments to figure out how to make them work when preparing them for 30+ guests.  Sometimes what we end up with is quite different from the original  and other times we make little change.  

Since most of you don't live at 9,000 ft. above sea level like we do, we have adjusted the recipes for baked goods for low altitude.  If you do need to correct for higher altitudes, please feel free to email us for suggestions.

Enjoy your cooking, eating, and friendship around the table.

Randy & Lisa George

Recipe of the Week

Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Dates, and Oranges

Monday, September 05, 2016

Quinoa Salad

1 t olive oil
½ C minced onions
1 C quinoa, rinsed
2 C water
½ t kosher salt

1 C orange sections
¼ C toasted pecans
5 dates, pitted and chopped
½ lb asparagus, chopped and steamed
2 T chopped pickled jalapenos

2 T lemon juice
1 T olive oil
¼ t salt
¼ t pepper
¼ t minced garlic
2 T chopped fresh mint

Saute the onions and quinoa in the oil for 5 minutes.  Add the water and salt, bring to a boil, cover, reduce to a simmer and cook 15 minutes.  Remove from heat and let stand 15 minutes until water is absorbed.  Add the remaining ingredients, stir dressing into the salad, mix well, chill until serving.           

  • Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Dates, and Oranges