Vitamin-Boosted Salad with Black Quinoa, Fennel, Avocado and Grapefruit
Photo: Béa Peltre
Not only does this substantial supper salad from Béa Peltre, of La Tartine Gourmande, taste delicious; it's also beautiful to look at.

Serves 4

Ingredients


Salad:
  • 1 1/3 cups black quinoa
  • 1 kaffir lime leaf
  • 2 large pink grapefruit, peeled, white membranes remove and sliced
  • 2 small avocados, peeled and sliced
  • 1 fennel bulb, cored and finely sliced with a sharp knife, or a mandoline
  • 12 pink radishes, finely sliced with a sharp knife, or a mandoline
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • Chopped parsley, to serve
Dressing:
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • Juice of 3 small limes
  • 3/4 tsp. ginger, peeled and finely minced
  • 6 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. heavy cream

Directions


Rinse the quinoa and cook it with a kaffir lime leaf, covered, in 2 2/3 cups salted water. When the water is absorbed, stop the heat and let rest for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and transfer to a bowl, discarding the kaffir lime leaf, to leave to cool.

In the meantime, in a large bowl, combine the slices of grapefruit, avocado, fennel, and radish and toss gently.

Make the dressing by adding ingredients in this order: salt, pepper, lime juice, ginger, olive oil. Emulsify with a small whisk and finish with the heavy cream; keep aside.

Add the quinoa with the feta and parsley to the vegetables and fruit. Toss gently with the dressing and serve.

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