Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fennel and Radish Quinoa Salad

My most recent farm fresh box has both radishes and fennel inside. The farm fresh company also provides a delivery newsletter that gives some information about the products, what's going on at the farm and sometimes recipes!

I took the recipe for the Fennel and Radish salad and got to work!

Farm Fresh Recipe                                                                      
1 cup red quinoa
1/2 cup pecans
1 orange
1 small shallot, sliced
1 1/2-inch piece of ginger, grated
1/4 cup olive oil
1 large fennel bulb, sliced
1 bunch radishes, trimmed and sliced
salt/pepper, to taste

1. Cook quinoa until tender, cover and let stand for 10 minutes
2. Toast  pecans in rimmed baking sheet in oven until they begin to brown.
3. Peel and remove white pith from orange and cut out orange segments into a bowl. (Do this over a bowl to catch all the juices). Then squeeze the rest of the juice out  of the orange membrane.
4. Add sliced shallots and grated ginger to the bowl with the orange juice. Whisk in the olive oil.
5. Add quinoa, pecans, orange segments fennel and radishes and toss to coat.

**  I did mine slightly different... I just used trader joe's dry roasted chopped pecans to make it easier, plus I had them laying around.

If you have ever been to Tender Greens (we will need a post on that ASAP) they have a salad called "The Happy Vegan." I probably order the happy vegan at least 90% of the time that I go to Tender Greens. It is basically some greens with small servings of different salads. One of them tastes VERY similar to this salad! I was so excited! So, now I'm on a mission to recreate the Happy Vegan!

Peek-a-boo Harley!

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