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10 February, 2015

Lentil sprouts and Tropical fruit salad

Posted in : Lentils, Rice & Grains on by : Ratna Tags: , , , ,

 

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It  has  been  snowing  incessantly  for  the  last  few  days.  Sometimes  the  flakes  are  large  like  shredded  paper,  sometimes  they  are  like  fine  powder.  The  bare  branches  of  the  trees  have  a  white  highlight  as  if  in  an  artist’s  painting.  The  leaves  of  the  Alberta  Spruce  are  bent  with  the  weight  of  snow.  The  fire  place  is  working  overtime.  It  is  still  only  February.

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As  any   Prairie  resident  I  often  dream  of  a  vacation  in  the  Tropics.  Fresh  fruits  and  flowers  around,  walking  with  flip  flops  on,  or  even  feel  the  grass  under  my  bare  feet..

Oh  well.  I  am  sucking  it  up  here  for  now.  No  chance  of  a  holiday. So  why  not  bring  the  Tropics  to  my  dinner  table?

This  is  my  entry  for  ”  Lentil  Recipe  Revelation  Challenge, ”  in  the  Salad  category.

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Recipe:  Serves  two.

Ingredients;

Arugula                                      Two  cups.

Sprouted  Moong  bean            One  cup

Ripe  Papaya                             Half  cup,  cut  in  small  cubes

Mandarin  oranges                     Half  cup,  cut  in  small  pieces

Sliced  almonds                        Two  Tbsps

Gouda  Cheese                        One  inch  cube,  cut  in  thin  ribbon

Salt                                          To  taste

Pepper                                     To  taste

Dressing;

Heavy  cream                          Two  Tbsps

Orange  juice                           Two  Tbsps

Method;

Layer  the  Arugula  on  the  serving  dish.  Spread  the  Sprouts  on  top  of  it.  Arrange  the  Papaya  and  Orange  pieces  on  top.  Garnish  with   almond  slices  and  cheese  ribbons.  Sprinkle  the  dressing.  Salt  and  pepper  to  taste.  Fold  gently.  Serve  right away.

Inside  Scoop;

Moong  beans  (  green  bean  with  skin  )  can  be  sprouted  at  home.  Here  is how.

 

By Ratna

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