Recipes GRAINS & GREENS SALAD

GRAINS & GREENS SALAD

Prep 20 mins
Cooking 0 mins
Serves 4

Keep your next healthy meal within reach with this lunchbox-friendly Grains & Greens Salad, packed with the power of plants and elevated with a dash of Cape Herb & Spice herby Steam Veggie Seasoning.

- WHAT YOU WILL NEED -

  • TAHINI DRESSING
  • 1 large bunch fresh mint
  • 1 Tbsp Cape Herb & Spice Veggie Seasoning STEAM
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 1 cup cooked pearl barley
  • 125g tahini
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 large radishes, sliced
  • 1 cup tenderstem broccoli, steamed & diced
  • 100ml water
  • ½ tsp Cape Herb & Spice TALL ATLANTIC SEA SALT GRINDER
  • 1 cup cucumber, seeds removed & diced
  • 1 cup green beans, steamed & diced
  • To Taste, Cape Herb & Spice SALT & PEPPER
  • Olive oil, for dressing
  • SALAD:

- METHOD -

For the tahini dressing:

Place dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine.

Taste to adjust seasoning and add more Cape Herb & Spice Atlantic Sea Salt to taste.

Set aside until serving.

For the salad assembly:

Prepare salad ingredients.

Combine lentils, quinoa and barley in a large salad bowl.

Drizzle with a little olive oil and season well with Cape Herb & Spice Steam Veggie Seasoning.

Toss thoroughly so that the grains and lentils are well coated.

Add the broccoli, cucumber, green beans, radishes, spring onions, celery and dried cranberries.

Pour in a little tahini dressing and mix well.

You want to flavour the whole salad with just enough dressing so everything is lightly coated but not overly saucy.

Finish the salad with a scattering of fresh mint leaves and serve with extra tahini dressing on the side to drizzle over.

Refrigerate leftover salad in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Enjoy chilled or closer to room temperature.

Top salad tip:

This is a great salad to use up a variety of legumes and grains you have in the cupboard.

Similarly - any robust vegetable you have in the fridge will work well like carrots, sugar snap peas, leftover roasted sweet potato etc

Change up the ingredients with what you have or add in tinned beans for extra protein.

Plan and prep ahead by cooking extra grains or veg or legumes with your dinner.

Many grocery stores now sell pre cooked grains in pouches which can easily be microwaved and added for convenience.

 

Recipe concept, photography and video by Bianca Davies: @beeblegum on Instagram | http://thesecretlifeofbee.co.za/ 

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