So you’re feeling like you’ve had enough of salads, but you’re conflicted because after all a salad can be the consummate complete whole food healthy meal depending upon its ingredients. If you are not familiar with Teff you might want to consider it. As the grain the famous long-distance runners of Ethiopia rely upon for endurance and energy Teff is a great addition to any recipe including a simple and easy salad.
½ C Teff Tribe brown teff grain
1 C water
1 tsp. sea salt
2 medium cucumbers (shaved into long ribbons)
2 C baby spinach
½ C avocado
¼ C toasted seeds (pumpkin & pinenuts)
1 Tbs. Olive Oil
1 Tbs. Gluten-free mustard (seeded or Dijon)
¼ C Apple Cider Vinegar (or any vinegar)
2 Tbs. Water
Pour the Teff into medium sized pot add the water plus a pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, with a lid on and leave for 6 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed.
Remove from the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes (lid on) before taking a fork and fluffing teff.
Add all of the salad dressing ingredients into a jar and shake until it turns into a smooth, slightly thick consistency.
In a large mixing bowl combine the teff, cucumber, spinach, avocado and seeds. Mix well and drizzle the dressing over the top of the salad.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Thanks to www.yummily.com