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Hijiki Quinoa Salad with Orange Ume Plum Dressing

June 09, 2014

Hijiki Quinoa Salad with Orange Ume Plum Dressing

Hijiki brings a nice twist to this delicious summery salad. The use of Quinoa means it could even be a light lunch rather than just a side.

Serves 4

Ingredients

Orange Ume Plum Dressing

A delicious dressing that works well with hijiki salad or simply serve over fresh greens or noodle salads in the summer. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Method

  1. Prepare the quick cook rice and quinoa as per pack instructions.
  2. Remove to a large bowl and leave to cool then fluff up with a fork.
  3. Cook the soaked hijiki in a small saucepan with enough water to cover, simmering for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat, drain any excess water and allow to cool.
  5. Add the hijiki to the rice along with the watercress, yellow pepper, radishes and sprouts and mix gently.
  6. Pour over the orange ume plum dressing and top with the Clearspring roasted seeds/goji berries.
  7. Place the lemon and orange juice with the umeboshi puree and flaxseed oil in a blender, and blend until smooth. Stir in the chives.

Chef

Marlene Watson-Tara

For over 30 years Marlene has been actively teaching all aspects of health and wellness. Her dietary advice draws from the fields of macrobiotic nutrition, her studies in Traditional Chinese medicine and common sense. Her favourite saying is 'If you don't look after your body, then where are you going to live'.

Her new book "Macrobiotic for All Seasons" is available on her website:

www.marlenewatsontara.com





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