Thursday, April 11, 2013

Red Quinoa & Roasted Root Vegetable Salad

1 medium turnip
2 medium orange carrots
2 medium parsnips
6 baby yellow carrots
2 inch piece of fresh ginger
2 Tbsp oil olive
1 orange
1/2 lemon
3 Tbsp avocado oil
1 Tbsp honey
1 cup red quinoa
freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 400º.
Prepare vegetables: Cut off tops of baby carrots, reserving half of stalks and fronds. Wash carrots with vegetable brush. Wash and peel parsnips and turnips. Cut orange carrots, parsnips (remove hard core if desired) and turnips into 1/2 inch cubes. Leave baby carrots whole. Place all vegetables on large baking pan. Mince ginger, tossing 1/2 of minced ginger and 2 Tbsp olive oil with vegetables on baking pan. Place in reheated oven. Setting timer to 15 minutes. In the meantime bring to boil 2 cups of water in 2 quart saucepan. Once water is boiling add 1 cup of red quinoa, reduce heat to low and cook for approximately 15 minutes or until quinoa has absorbed all of water. Remove from heat, keep covered and let sit for 10 minutes then fluff with fork. After vegetables have roasted for 15 minutes stir and place back in oven roasting until tender when pierced with fork and caramelized about 15 more minutes. In the meantime make dressing. Juice 1 orange and 1/2 lemon. Mix citrus juices with avocado oil and honey, whisking to combine. Add remaining minced ginger, season with salt and pepper to taste. Wash reserved stalks and fronds of baby carrots. Dice stalks, reserve fronds for garnish. Once vegetables are roasted and quinoa is ready, assemble salad. Combine chopped vegetables, diced carrot stalks, and quinoa mixing to evenly distribute vegetables. Pour dressing over salad, stirring to combine. To serve place salad on plate, followed by 3 baby carrots per plate, additional shaved ginger if desired, and carrot fronds.

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