Green Goddess Black Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa
for the dressing:
1 cup cashews
1/2 cup water (more if needed)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon miso paste
2 - 3 garlic cloves
Freshly ground black pepper
for the salad:
3 cups black quinoa, cooked
1 lb brussel sprouts, halved + lightly steamed
1 large broccoli crown, chopped into florets + lightly steamed
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
2 cups pea shoots
1 avocado, quartered and sliced
1. Add the dressing ingredients into a high powered blender (I love my Blendtec) in the order listed. Blend on high until smooth and creamy. If the dressing is too thick, add a touch more water, 1 tablespoon at a time until you've reached the desired consistency.
2. Transfer dressing to a container and set aside.
3. Add all the salad ingredients (minus the avocado) into a large mixing bowl. Add about half the dressing and gently toss the
salad together. If you want more dressing, simply add another dash and mix until all the ingredients are evenly coated.
4. Evenly distribute the salads into four bowls. Top with 1/4 of the avocado slices and sprinkle with a bit of sea salt (optional).