I'm using the word 'tabbouleh' loosely here as our lunch was more of a free formed "everything but the kitchen sink" version .Regardless, this was a delicious lunch featuring one of our favorite greens on the farm, Minutina.
Minutina, also known as Erba Stella (meaning 'star herb' in Italian), is actually part of the plantain family. This green is packed with fiber, and was traditionally used for its medicinal qualities like reducing fevers.
It's crunchy and slightly sweet leaves make a great addition to any salad.See below for our recipe for a delicious farm lunch salad!
Minutina 'Tabbouleh' Salad
1 cup of quinoa, cooked
2 cucumbers, diced
2 carrots, peeled into thin strips
4 radishes, diced
4 green onions, finely chopped
1 bag of minutina, chopped
1 bunch parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup cashews
1 cup chickpeas
1) Mix together all of the ingredients in a large bowl and toss until combined.
2) Pour olive oil (you can do as little or as much as you desire) over salad and toss to dress.
Note: we actually used Annie's Shitake Sesame dressing which was really delicious!