Black Rice, Apple & Hazelnut Salad | sheerluxe.com

Black Rice, Apple & Hazelnut Salad

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Prep Time: 5 Minutes | Cooking Time: 25 Minutes

Serves 1

Forget your usual Pret salad with this nutritious meal. You might not have everything you need in your kitchen already, but it's worth stocking up on these superfoods to keep midweek lunches interesting and give your health a boost. From apple cider vinegar to spirulina and seaweed, it's a bonus that something this healthy tastes so good. 

INGREDIENTS:

For The Salad:

  • 1/3 cup of black rice
  • 1 cup of arame seaweed
  • Pinch of Himalayan pink salt
  • ¼ tsp of sumac
  • 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp of olive oil
  • ¼ apple, cut into small half-moon slices
  • 2 tbsp of chopped hazelnuts
  • 2 tbsp of roughly chopped dill

For The Spirulina Dressing:

  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • ¼ tsp of spirulina powder
  • 1 tbsp of tahini
  • 5 tbsp of water
  • Pinch of Himalayan pink salt
  • Pinch of sumac

METHOD:

  • Cook the rice as per packet instructions and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, soak your Arame seaweed in warm water until it has expanded, this should take 10-15 minutes. Drain the water and mix in the sumac, apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Then add the apple, dill and hazelnuts.
  • Next, whisk or blend all of your dressing ingredients until fully combined.
  • Spoon your rice onto a plate. pile the arame mixture on top, drizzle over a generous helping of spirulina dressing and sprinkle with sumac.
  • Serve as an alkalizing and nutritious lunch or dinner.

Recipe courtesy of Natasha Corrett