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Vietnamese Beef Salad

Vietnamese Beef Salad Vietnamese Beef Salad Print Serves: 4 A classic Asian salad that melds a host of wonderful flavors from sweet to salty with fish sauce providing an earthy undertone. Don’t let the long list of ingredients hold you back; it is well worth making. Ingredients

  • 1 pound +/- beef (sirloin\flank steak or other marbled cut)
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • ½ cup mint
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 2 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 – 3 tomatoes (you can also substitute red pepper)
  • arugula
Farmers To You Ingredients: Other Fresh and Pantry Ingredients:
  • red curry paste, garlic, sesame oil, lime, chili sauce, sugar, fish sauce, shallot
  1. Mix red curry paste with garlic and sesame oil.

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Salad Days

linguini salad ala ally

curried rice salad

My dad used to refer to my high school and college years as my “salad days.” At the time, I didn’t have a clue what he was talking about, not realizing that the phrase came from Shakespeare’s play, Antony and Cleopatra. I thought my father was referring to my obsession with eating salad, a regular pattern that started in those years and continues to this day. So much for high school Brit Lit where I should have learned the reference to mean the inexperience and idealism that accompanies youth.

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Spelt Tabbouleh Salad

IMG_0076 This tabbouleh salad would be great paired with anything grilled, perfect for a potluck or good on its own for lunch.  Spelt is a high protein, high fiber grain with a delicately sweet & nutty flavor and deliciously chewy texture. FYI, spelt is not a gluten-free grain, in fact spelt is a kind of wheat.  The cooking times for spelt vary depending on whether you choose to soak the grains first or cook them the standard way (without soaking). Pre-soaking will most likely reduce your total cooking time.  
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