A summer salad using the newest superfood, Teff.

The ancient Ethiopian grain teff is naturally gluten-free and full of nutrients. This teff salad is a great way to introduce this superfood into your diet.

Serves 4 (as a side)

Fresh Green Teff Salad

The ancient Ethiopian grain teff is naturally gluten-free and full of nutrients. This teff salad is a great way to introduce this superfood into your diet.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 4 as a side

Ingredients
 

SALAD:

  • ½ cup Teff Tribe brown teff grain
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 medium cucumbers shaved into long ribbons
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • ½ avocado
  • ¼ cup toasted seeds pumpkin & pinenuts

SALAD DRESSING:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeded or dijon, gluten-free
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar or any vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon stevia if you’d like to sweeten it

Instructions
 

  • Pour the teff into a medium sized pot, add the water plus a pinch of salt and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer, with lid on and leave for 6 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed.
  • Remove from the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes (lid on) before taking a fork and fluffing the teff.
  • Add all of the salad dressing ingredients into a jar and shake until it turns into a smooth, slightly thick consistency.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the teff, cucumber, spinach, avocado and seeds.
  • Mix well and drizzle the dressing over the top of the salad. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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