Hi guys! Its Foodie Friday and today I am sharing another cool recipe from Disney’s Cookabout that was featured on their recent shows. The cooking show sees kids learn where our food comes from, visiting farms around the country before heading back to the kitchen to learn to cook with the ingredients.
ANCIENT GRAIN AND POMEGRANATE SALAD WITH CRISPY ONIONS AND FETA
RECIPE: CHRISTINE CAPENDALE courtesy Disney Channel©.
IMAGES: ANITA REED/DISNEY CHANNEL
80 g bulgur wheat
80 g quinoa
400 ml water
150 g cooked, drained chickpeas
100 g cooked, drained lentils
50 ml chopped mint
50 ml chopped parsley
Seeds of ½ pomegranate OR one small pomegranate
Salt and black pepper for seasoning
30 ml pomegranate molasses
1 garlic clove crushed
30 ml Olive Oil
Finely grated zest of ½ lemon
15 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
5 ml Dijon mustard or any mild mustard
Salt and pepper for seasoning
TO SERVE: 60 ml crispy onion rings or flakes
100 g feta cheese, cubed
Extra mint for garnish
Add the bulgur wheat, quinoa and the water to a medium sized saucepan and bring to the boil on medium heat. Add some salt.
Cook for 15 minutes with lid on the saucepan until all the liquid has been absorbed.
Spoon the cooked quinoa and bulgur wheat into a large bowl to cool down quickly.
After a few minutes add the chickpeas, lentils, mint, parsley and the pomegranate seeds.
Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a small jug and mix well.
Add the dressing and toss through the salad.
Serve the salad topped with the crispy onion, feta cheese and some mint as garnish.