Golden Beet, Chickpea & Quinoa Salad

I know salad are not usually the most popular or exciting videos. But let’s face it, it’s the one thing we need more of in our lives: exciting recipes that keep us moderately healthy. Talking about healthy, that is something I haven’t been for so long. I started working with three-year olds this year and it seems like an amusement park for virus and germs. If you don’t end a day covered in buggers, spit, or even pee, it hasn’t been a real day in school. However, something I can be proud of is that I taught a kid what germs were! And now he washes his hands like a pro (I need to make up games for the other kids while waiting for his routine to end). But anyhow, this is a recipe for those of us who hate boring salads. My dad calls them ‘cow food’, but I bet he would approve of this one.

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Recipe:

  • 4 small (or 2 medium) golden beets
  • 1 cup white quinoa
  • 1 tsp veggie stock
  • 1 cup chickpeas (canned or dried- if dried, soak them in water for 24hrs)
  • paprika
  • dried coriander
  • beet greens or spinach
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp apple vinagre
  • 1 Tbsp tahini paste
  • 1 Tbsp white miso paste
  • 2 Tbsp warm water

I did these two steps the night before: cook beets in water for about an hour (depending on the size- until fork tender). Cook chickpeas for about 45 minutes (if using dried chickpeas). The day of: cook quinoa with two cups water and vegetable stock until all water has been absorbed. Peel beets and chop them. Chop spinach or beet greens. Mix chickpeas with some olive oil, coriander and paprika in a sauce pan and toast for 5 minutes. Mix everything in a serving plate. For the dressing, mix coconut oil, miso, tahini, vinagre and water and shake to emulsify. Cover salad with dressing and serve.

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Entiendo que los videos/recetas de ensaladas no sean lo más popular. Pero siendo honestos, recetas interesantes de cosas saludables es lo que más nos hace falta (por más que Tasty nos haga querer hacer cuernitos de Kit-Kat o bombas de chocolate). Hablando de salud, la mía no ha estado en su punto desde hace un par de meses. Trabajar con niños de tres años únicamente ayuda a darles días emocionantes a las bacterias y virus que saltan de personita en personita sin nunca parar. Un día sin mocos, baba, o algún tipo de líquido sospechoso no se puede llamar un día real de trabajo. Pero anyways, mi ensalada es para la nosotros que odiamos las ensaladas aburridas y demasiado verdes, o para mi papá que considera casi todas  “comida de vacas”. Estoy seguro de que aprovaría de ésta.

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Receta:

  • 4 betabeles dorados pequeños (o dos medianos)
  • 1 taza de quinoa amarilla
  • 1 taza de garbanzo (si es seco hay que remojarlo en agua 24hrs. De otra forma puede ser de lata)
  • Paprika
  • Cilantro seco
  • 1 taza hojas de betabel (las que vienen en el betabel) o espinaca.
  • Consomé vegetal
  • 1 Cda aceite de coco
  • 1 Cda vinagre de manzana
  • 1 Cda pasta de miso blanca
  • 1 Cda pasta de thine
  • 2 Cda agua caliente
  • Poner a hervir (puede ser una noche antes) los betabeles. Colar y hervir con una taza de agua los garbanzos (si fueron secos). Cocinar la quinoa con 2 tazas de agua y una cda de consomé vegetal. Pelar y picar los betabeles. Picar la espinaca en tiras. Ya cocido el garbanzo se le agrega un poco de aceite de oliva, paprika y cilantro seco y se tuesta por 5 minutos. Para el aderezo se combina el aceite de coco líquido, thine, vinagre, miso, y agua caliente y se mezcla hasta quedar disuelto. Para servir, crear una cama de quinoa, cubrir con el betabel, espinaca, garbanzo y aderezo. Se puede agregar queso feta o de cabra.

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  1. Elias Fasja Cohen February 26, 2016 — 4:13 am

    Aproved!

    Elias El feb. 25, 2016 2:02 PM, “ssugarpill” escribió:

    > tfasja posted: “I know salad are not usually the most popular or exciting > videos. But let’s face it, it’s the one thing we need more of in our lives: > exciting recipes that keep us moderately healthy. Talking about healthy, > that is something I haven’t been for so long. I ” >

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  2. we tried everything it is a pleasure to have a chef like you – thanks

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