Superfood Recipes: Grapefruit, Fennel, & Quinoa Salad

This post is part of our superfood recipe series from Jill of a Better Happier St. Sebastian.

Superfood Recipes: Grapefruit, Fennel, & Quinoa Salad

1 small bulb fennel, reserve stalks and fronds
1 grapefruit + 1 tbs fresh squeezed juice
1/2 lemon
1 cup red quinoa, cooked and cooled
1/2 tbs champagne vinegar
2 tbs walnut oil
1 tbs olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

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Using a very sharp knife or mandolin, cut fennel bulb into very thin slices and set aside in a small bowl. In bowl with sliced fennel, toss to combine with olive oil, zest and juice from lemon. Let sit and marinate for approximately 20 minutes. Cut the leftover fennel stalk into very thin slices and set aside.

While fennel is marinating, halve the grapefruit. Carefully cut one half into thin slices, and squeeze juice out of remaining half into a small nonreactive bowl. Whisk to combine champagne vinegar, salt and pepper to taste. Pour dressing over cooked and cooled quinoa, set aside.

To serve, spread quinoa on a large plate. Top with grapefruit slices, marinated fennel, fennel stalks and fronds.

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  1. Do you guys know of any quinoa dessert recipes? I’ve made chocolate quinoa cake a billion times (a no flour type- just coco powder and eggs, milk, coconut oil, sugar, vanilla, baking soda and powder, and then cooked quinoa…) and it’s become my trademark food to bring to potlucks and parties so I’m obsessed, and would love to try new flavors, and I just feel like this is the place I should go to find some new quinoa desserts!

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