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lowspark

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Pebble Salad (vegan)
« on: May 01, 2014, 09:37:36 AM »
Posting this for Bottlecaps as requested.
http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=133326.0

This is a really good salad. Different than what you might normally see, and vegan. Best thing about it, you're supposed to let it chill for several hours so it should be made in advance.

Pebble Salad

Serves 8 to 10 as a side dish; 6 as a main course

1 5.2 or 6 oz package long-grain and wild rice
1 (12-ounce) can white corn, drained
1 small cucumber, seeded and chopped
2 medium carrots, coarsely chopped
2 green onions, with tops, thinly sliced
1/3 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup dry-roasted sunflower seeds
romaine lettuce
1/3 cup slivered almonds

Prepare rice according to package instructions. Let cool to room temperature. Stir in corn, cucumber, carrots, green onions and parsley. Combine lemon juice, oil, garlic, dill weed, mustard and pepper in a small bowl and mix well. Stir into rice mixture. Cover and chill several hours or overnight. Stir in sunflower seeds. Serve on lettuce-lined plates and sprinkle with almonds.

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Re: Pebble Salad (vegan)
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 09:54:03 AM »
This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Just a quick question: would it alter the flavor negatively to replace the romaine with kale?

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Re: Pebble Salad (vegan)
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2014, 10:07:01 AM »
I think kale would work fine!

I have only ever made this as a dish on a buffet so I line the big serving dish with the lettuce to make it pretty. But if you're serving it in individual plates, I think any dark leafy green that you want to use should be good.

I recently bought a prepackaged mix of baby spinach & baby kale -- the kale was so much more tender than regular (adult?) kale. Anyway, I think that the blend of flavors in the salad can stand up to any lettuce, spinach or kale.

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Re: Pebble Salad (vegan)
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2014, 10:42:50 AM »
Thanks for the info! :)

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Re: Pebble Salad (vegan)
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2014, 11:49:56 AM »
Ooooh, lovely!

Thanks.