A Simple Autumn Salad

The title of the recipe says it all! Sweet autumn pears and figs mingle with earthy roast beetroot, crisp walnuts and hearty lentils. Add tuna to turn this into a main meal, or top with goat cheese to keep it vegetarian. You can even multiply the recipe and plate it up on a large platter to serve family style for a large group.

A Simple Autumn Salad

A Simple Autumn Salad & Tahini Dressing
Recipe Type: Salad
Author: [url href=”http://seasonalsundaylunch.com/author/contributor/” target=”_blank” title=”Site Contributors”]The Whimsical Wife[/url]
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Serves: 2
This salad makes the most of autumn fruit layering figs and pears with earthy roasted beetroot and crisp walnuts. Serve as a side, a starter or even a light main meal.
  • Salad
  • 1 x pear, cored and sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 x avocado, flesh cut into fine slices
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, lightly roasted
  • 1/3 cup cooked puy lentils (or tinned)
  • 2 x fresh figs, cut into wedges
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce or rocket (arugula)
  • 2 x 90g tin tuna, in springwater, drained
  • 2 cups, diced, roasted beetroot
  • Dressing
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 x clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp seeded mustard
  • 1 tsp rice malt syrup (or maple syrup or honey)
  • To Serve
  • Extra walnuts and fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves
Make Dressing
  1. In a large jar or blender place all the tahini dressing ingredients and shake/blend to combine. Set aside.
Make Salad
  1. In a large bowl place all the salad ingredients except the roasted beetroot & tuna. Toss lightly to combine.
  2. Place salad on plates or a large platter, sprinkle over the beetroot to avoid staining the rest of the salad. Top with tuna.
  3. Lightly drizzle over the tahini dressing, sprinkle with a few extra walnuts and a scattering of fresh coriander.
[b]Gluten Free | Dairy Free | Soy Free | Refined Sugar Free [/b][br][b]Vegetarian:[/b] replace tuna with crumbled goat cheese[br][b]Vegan:[/b] serve without tuna or cheese[br][b]Nut-Free:[/b] replace walnuts with pepitas or sunflower seeds

Recipe and photo property of, and re-published with permission from, The Whimsical Wife. View the original post here.



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