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               AMARANTH, FIG AND ARUGULA SALAD W/SESAME DRES
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetarian                       Salads
                 Main dish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----AMARANTH-----
      1/2   tb           Extra-virgin olive oil
    1       t            Mustard seeds
    2       tb           Amaranth -- uncooked
    2 1/4   c            Vegetable stock
    2       c            Beans -- cooked (white or red
                         -kidney)
   10                    Calmyrna figs, dried
                         -chopped
      1/3   c            Parsley -- minced
      1/2   ts           Salt
                         Pepper
    1       tb           Sesame seeds -- toasted, for
                         -garnish
                         -----SALAD AND DRESSING-----
      1/4   c            Tahini
      1/2   c            Orange juice, fresh
      1/2   c             -- water
                         Salt to taste
    8       c            Salad greens, mixed OR
                         -romaine -- shredded
    1       c            Arugula -- chopped
 
    Amaranth: Warm oil in a 2-quart saucepan over
   moderate heat. Add mustard and sesame seeds, cover
   partially and toast about 30 seconds, or until the
   sesame seeds darken a shade or two. Stir in amaranth
   until grains are coated with oil. Add stock or water
   and bring to a boil. Reduceheat to low and simmer
   until grains are tender and liquied has been absorbed,
   about 20 minutes. Fold in beans and figs, cover and
   set aside for 5 minutes. Stir in parsley, and season
   with salt and pepper.
   
    Salad and Dressing: Combine tahini, orange juice,
   water and salt in a blender and process until smooth.
    Set aside. Rinse leafy greens and arugula. Spin-dry
   or pat between towels to remove excess water.
   
    To serve: Place amaranth mixture in the center of 6
   plates. Garnish with sesame seeds and surround with
   salad greens. Drizzle with dressing. Serves 6.
   
    Per serving: 482 cal; 17 g prot; 11 g fat; 77 g carb;
   0 chol; 385 mg sod; 13 g fiber. Vegan
   
    Source: Vegetarian Times, July 93/MM by DEEANNE
  
 
 
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