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Amaranth, Fig and Arugula Salad W/sesame Dres

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Category: Vegetarian, Main Dish, Salads

 Ingredients List

  • ----------------------------------AMARANTH----------------------------------
  • 1/2 tb Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 ts Mustard seeds
  • 2 tb Amaranth; uncooked
  • 2 1/4 c Vegetable stock
  • 2 c Beans; cooked (white or red
  • -kidney)
  • 10 Calmyrna figs, dried;
  • -chopped
  • 1/3 c Parsley; minced
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tb Sesame seeds; toasted, for
  • -garnish


1/4 c Tahini
1/2 c Orange juice, fresh
1/2 c ;water
Salt to taste
8 c Salad greens, mixed OR
-romaine; shredded
1 c Arugula; chopped

Amaranth: Warm oil in a 2-quart saucepan over moderate heat. Add mustard
and sesame seeds, cover partially and toast about 30 seconds, or until the
sesame seeds darken a shade or two. Stir in amaranth until grains are
coated with oil. Add stock or water and bring to a boil. Reduceheat to low
and simmer until grains are tender and liquied has been absorbed, about 20
minutes. Fold in beans and figs, cover and set aside for 5 minutes. Stir in
parsley, and season with salt and pepper.

Salad and Dressing: Combine tahini, orange juice, water and salt in a
blender and process until smooth.
Set aside. Rinse leafy greens and arugula. Spin-dry or pat between towels
to remove excess water.

To serve: Place amaranth mixture in the center of 6 plates. Garnish with
sesame seeds and surround with salad greens. Drizzle with dressing. Serves

Per serving: 482 cal; 17 g prot; 11 g fat; 77 g carb; 0 chol; 385 mg sod;
13 g fiber. Vegan

Source: Vegetarian Times, July 93/MM by DEEANNE

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