Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Grain, lentils and pickled vegetable Salad


Grain and Lentil Salad


Aren't healthy salads a treat when they taste good too? Here is one with mixed grains, like Lentil, quinoa, wild rice, bulgur wheat, 




In a pan heat 3 tbsp olive oil

Add
1 1/2 cup each of 
brown lentils
bulgur  or cracked wheat
quinoa
wild rice

Mix well and add 6 cups of meat broth or chicken stock.

Add to the pot
2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp ras el hanout
1 tsp salt
1 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp freshly crushed garlic

Bring everything to a boil and lower the heat. Allow to cook through. Once the liquid has evaporated, cover and steam for another 20 minutes.

Over turn all the grains on to flat cook sheets and allow to cool.

Squeeze fresh lemon all over.


Before serving assemble it with


A cup each of your 3 favourite pickled vegetable

mushrooms
beetroot
red pepper
Keep approximately 1/2 cup of liquid from these, like the oil and vinegar
Toss

Also add

2 cups of your favourite piece of cooked meat in squares; like sausage 

1 cup broken pecan or walnuts


Sprinkle all over


1 cup finely chopped herbs like mint, parsley, corriander etc.


1 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese


1 cup crisply fried onions


Optionally: 

1 cup kalamata olives
1 cup artichoke

Tips
The idea is to keep the cooked grains whole and not mashed up. Keep it moist and glistening with olive oil. Taste for salt.

The different choices are to give it the perfect taste, texture and colour.


Add your favourites, avoid the your family's questionable!


For more delicious salads and recipes

Niloufer's Kitchen : Moroccan Cuisine http://amzn.to/NKMoroccan






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