Smoked Quinoa Salad with Tabouleh

Smoked Quinoa Salad with Tabouleh

InHarvest Products Used

Ingredients:

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Chef Damien Murphy

  • 8 oz. InHarvest Sunrise Blend with Quinoa Flakes®
  • 1½ c. tomato water/tea (recipe follows)
  • 1 T. liquid smoke
  • 1 head Bibb lettuce
  • 2 c. tabouleh (recipe follows)
  • 1 pt. grape tomatoes, slow roasted (recipe follows)

Tomato Water/Tea:

  • 1½ lb. ripe tomatoes
  • 1 chinois
  • 1 bain that holds chinois up nicely
  • cheesecloth

Tabouleh:

Combine all ingredients:

  • 2 bunches parsley, chopped
  • 2 T. fresh mint, chiffonade
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and small diced
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and small diced
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • ½ c. extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Slow-Roasted Tomatoes:

  • 1 pt. grape tomatoes
  • 6 confit /roasted garlic cloves with oil
  • lemon juice, fresh basil and salt to taste

Directions:

Tomato Water/Tea:

  1. Puree tomatoes and place triple-ply cheesecloth in chinois.
  2. Pour pureed tomatoes in center of cheesecloth resting on a bain-marie or appropriate container that allows tomato puree to drain and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Season resulting tomato tea with salt and sugar.

Tabouleh:

Combine all ingredients:

  • 2 bunches parsley
  • 2 T. fresh mint, chiffonade
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes,seeded and small diced
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and small diced
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • ½ c. extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste.

Slow-Roasted Tomatoes:

  1. Combine roasted garlic cloves and their residual oil in a pan with tomatoes. Roast in oven at 250°F for 8 minutes or until tomatoes pop.
  2. Finish with lemon juice, basil chiffonade and salt to taste.

Assembly:

  1. Combine tomato tea and liquid smoke. Cook Sunrise Blend per InHarvest directions with the addition of the tomato tea and smoke mixture; allow to cool.
  2. Place whole leaves of Bibb lettuce in the bottom of a plate, and top with cooked Sunrise Blend mixture.
  3. Spoon 2 tablespoons of tabouleh sauce over top of grains and finish presentation with 5-7 slow roasted tomatoes and their “sauce”.