Ambrosia Apple and Quinoa Salad – We Heart Local BC

Ambrosia Apple and Quinoa Salad

Ambrosia Apple And Quinoa Salad

Submitted by: BC Tree Fruits and BC Tree Fruits guest contributor Chef Matthew Stowe

Ingredients:
Dressing

  • 3 BC Ambrosia apples, juiced (or substitute 1 cup (236 mL) of apple cider)
  • 1/3 cup (78 mL) olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons (4 g) Madras curry powder
  • 2 ½ tbsps (37 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 BC Ambrosia apple, peeled and finely grated or minced
  • 1 tsp (2 g) salt

Salad

  • 3 BC Ambrosia apples, core removed, diced
  • 2 large stalks of celery, sliced ⅛ “ (3 mm)  thick
  • 6 radishes, thinly sliced (tip: use a mandoline slicer)
  • 4 cups (740 g) cooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup (15 g) basil, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup (15 g) cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup (15 g) mint, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup (38 g) slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/3 cup (50 g) raisins
  • 1 ½ tsps (3 g) salt

Garnish

  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 BC Ambrosia apple, thinly sliced into half moons
  • 15 yellow celery leaves (found in the center of the celery bunch)
  • 1/3 cup (50 g) – Crumbled feta cheese

Directions:
Vinaigrette

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well using a whisk.
  • Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use. Can be stored in a sealed container for up to 7 days.

Salad

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and season with the 1 ½ teaspoons of salt.
  • Pour the vinaigrette over the mixture, reserving 3 tablespoons to drizzle around the salad after plating.
  • Toss the vinaigrette and the salad mixture together until very well combined.  
  • Place the mixture in the center of a large bowl or platter. Garnish with sliced radishes, celery leaves, sliced BC Ambrosia apples.
  • Crumble feta cheese on top and drizzle remaining vinaigrette around the salad.

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