This power salad recipe is brought to you by the restaurant Honey Salt! Enjoy!   Recipe Credit: Honey Salt

Grain Power Salad [Vegan]

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Ingredients

Cooked Quinoa:

  • 2 oz olive oil
  • 3/4 c red/white quinoa
  • 1/2 shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Cooked Lentils:

  • 2 oz olive oil
  • 3/4 cup beluga lentils
  • 1/2 shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Final Product: 

  • 2 cup cooked red quinoa
  • 2 cup cooked white quinoa
  • 2 cup cooked beluga lentils
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 orange, segmented
  • 4 oz fennel, shaved
  • 1 oz fennel fronds
  • 12 fresh mint leaves, torn
  • 2 oz chives, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
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Preparation

For the Cooked Quinoa and Lentils:

  1. In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, heat the olive oil and sweat the shallots until translucent. Add the grain and sweat for one minute. Add the thyme and water. Cover and simmer until tender. Chill and reserve. This can be prepared 1 day in advance.
  2. Mix all ingredients except for half of the shaved fennel, fennel fronds, and orange segments together in a large bowl. Season the mixture with salt and pepper, to taste. Divide and place salad onto four serving plates.
  3. Garnish the salad with the remaining shaved fennel, orange segments, and fennel fronds.

For the Dish:

  1. Mix all ingredients except for half of the shaved fennel, fennel fronds, and orange segments together in a large bowl. Season the mixture with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Divide and place salad onto four serving plates. 3.Garnish the salad with the remaining shaved fennel, orange segments, and fennel fronds
 
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