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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Guten Free - Slenderizing - Complete Meal Salad with Crunch

I love little twists in dishes that make them sparkle. This salad gets its fun crunchy zip from quick toasting Amaranth. A grain that is high in protein, calcium, magnesium, iron and more. You can mix up the ingredients for fun variations of all kinds. Use meat or fish in place of the beans or add a salad dressing instead of the seasonings. Toss in some herbs like mint. This salad can be a new staple all summer long!

Crunchy Complete Meal Salad

1 zucchini shredded
1 small daikon shredded
2 leaves kale, shredded
1 small fennel, shredded
jicama shredded (optional but very high in vitamin C and refreshing) or sliced
Lentils or your favorite bean (approx. 8oz.)
1/4 Cup Amaranth
1 lemon
Flax oil
Ume vinegar

Water fry the zucchini, daikon and kale with a sprinkle of Ume vinegar and place in a large bowl. (You can do this ahead of time or even toss in the freezer for a few minutes to cool while you get the other ingredients ready.) Add the fennel, jicama and any herbs if using. Squirt in a little flax oil and as much lemon as you like and mix. Add the beans. Dry roast the Amaranth in a frypan until the seeds have popped like popcorn with some turning golden brown and sprinkle on the salad. (Serves 2)

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