Summer

CRUNCHY QUINOA and CABBAGE SALAD

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BLACK AND RED QUINOA ARE SURPRISINGLY DIFFERENT FROM THEIR IVORY COUNTERPART. I love them as much for their nuttier taste and crunchier texture as I do for their beauty. If food is meant to nourish all of our senses, multicolored quinoas definitely deliver.

Crunchy Quinoa and Cabbage Salad

INGREDIENTS

1 cup tricolor quinoa
2 cups water
1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt, plus more for cooking quinoa
4 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
1 carrot, sliced into thin rounds
5 radishes, thinly sliced
3 scallions, chopped
2 tablespoons mustard seeds
1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ume plum vinegar
1 teaspoon coconut palm sugar
Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
Freshly ground black pepper
1-1⁄2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
1⁄4 cup sunflower seeds, toasted
1⁄4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley or cilantro

Preparation

Place quinoa pot or rice cooker with water and pinch of salt. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer covered until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed. Remove from heat and cool before fluffing.

Place cabbage in large bowl and sprinkle evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Firmly massage cabbage until it breaks down and softens (will reduce to about half original volume). Add carrot, radishes and scallions and toss. Fold in quinoa and set aside.

In small skillet over medium heat, dry-roast mustard seeds until lightly browned and just starting to pop. Remove from heat and whisk in olive oil, ume plum vinegar, coconut sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice. Season to taste with freshly ground pepper.

Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Fold in tomatoes, sunflower seeds and parsley and serve.

SERVES 6

© 2014 Terry Walters | Photography by Julie Bidwell

PEACH, AVOCADO and
FORBIDDEN RICE NORI ROLLS

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NORI ROLLS ARE LIKE ASIAN BURRITOS – wrapping up all of my favorite ingredients and yielding an entire meal in one easy-to-serve roll. These make a great appetizer or light meal and are one of my favorite foods to pack for a picnic or a day at the beach.

Peach Avocado and Forbidden Rice Nori Rolls

INGREDIENTS

1 cup forbidden black rice
1-3/4 cups water
Pinch of sea salt
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1–2 peaches, pitted, peeled and sliced into wedges
1–2 avocados, pitted, peeled and sliced into wedges
3 scallions, cut into 3-inch pieces and sliced lengthwise into thin strips
1⁄4 cup pickled sushi ginger
2 teaspoons brown rice syrup
2 teaspoons brown rice vinegar
1 teaspoon hot pepper sesame oil
4 sheets toasted nori
1⁄4 cup tamari

Preparation

Place rice in pot or rice cooker with water and salt. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer covered until rice is tender and water is absorbed (about 30 minutes). Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

In dry skillet over medium heat, pan-roast sesame seeds until lightly browned and fragrant. Remove from heat and transfer seeds to mortar. Add sea salt and use pestle to grind seeds and salt together until half the seeds are ground. Place next to work surface along with peaches, avocados, scallions and sushi ginger.

Drizzle syrup, vinegar and sesame oil over rice, toss to combine and add to line-up with other prepared ingredients.

Place a sheet of nori, shiny side down, on work surface or bamboo rolling mat, with a short side facing you. Press a thin layer of rice over the bottom third of the nori sheet (the side closer to you). Place peaches, avocados, scallions and ginger in a long thin strip across the middle of the rice. Sprinkle on sesame-salt mixture, then carefully fold the end of nori over the rice and continue rolling away from you to form a log. Moisten the edge with water to seal, and let roll sit 2–3 minutes for nori to soften. Cut crosswise into 1⁄2-inch pieces, arrange on serving dish and repeat to use up ingredients. Serve with tamari on the side for dipping.

SERVES 4

VARIATION
Substitute mango when peaches are out of season.

© 2014 Terry Walters | Photography by Julie Bidwell

MANGO SALSA

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THIS SALSA ADDS ZEST TO A VARIETY OF DISHES and is a great accompaniment to baby bok choy, asparagus and grilled fish. I also serve it solo with chips for a refreshing change from its more ordinary cousins tomato salsa and guacamole. If you don’t care for mango, try preparing this salsa with peaches, nectarines or papaya.


INGREDIENTS

1 mango, pitted, peeled and diced
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced (save pit)
1 tomato, diced
1⁄4 cup peeled and diced jícama
1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
1 small red onion, minced
1⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
1–2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt

PREPARation

In large bowl, combine mango, avocado, tomato, jícama, jalapeño, onion and cilantro. Fold in lime juice. Add olive oil (1 tablespoon at a time) until desired consistency is reached. Season with sea salt to taste, place pit on top of mixture to keep avocado from turning brown, cover and set aside (or chill) to allow flavors to blend. Remove pit before serving.

MAKES 3 cups

© 2012 Terry Walters