Okay, I don't think I have posted this one before, but it is a favorite of mine when it is too hot out - summer being my least favorite season. Do not be put off by the inclusion of quinoa - it is just as easy to make as rice or pasta, and is high in protein, so nice and filling!
Start in a large mixing bowl ....
Chop in largish pieces-
1 large onion, or a couple shallots or some combination thereof
add to that
a couple pieces of prosciutto (or ham), diced
about 1/2 cup of fresh mozzarella in 1/2 inch cubes
a handful of fresh bail, chopped
2 dashes of soy sauce, 3 of balsamic vinegar, stir and let sit in the fridge.
Cook 1 cup of quinoa in 2 cups water, then let cool a bit.
Stir that into the other mixture, if necessary, add a bit more vinegar and soy sauce to taste, then refrigerate.
It makes a full bowl, and is tasty, and filling, and basically all you need for a summer meal!
If you are lactose intolerant, you can substitute tofu, diced small, for the cheese ....