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Avocado Wasabi Salad
(http://veganyumyum.com/)

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

Greens of your choice for 4-6 people

1 Carrot, shredded

2 tsp Vegetable Oil, divided

1/2 to 3/4 Cup Broccoli, chopped small

1/3 Cup Toasted Slivered Almonds

1 Recipe Wasabi Chickpeas, below

1 Recipe Avocado Wasabi dressing, below

Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

Wasabi-Tamari Chickpeas

1 tsp Oil

1 Cup Chickpeas

1 tsp Wasabi Powder

1/2 tsp Sugar

1 Tbs Low Sodium Tamari/Soy Sauce

Avocado Wasabi Dressing

1 Ripe Avocado, diced

2 tsp White Wine Vinegar

3 Tbs Hummus, plain or garlic

1 tsp Stoneground Mustard

1/2 tsp Salt

2 tsp Wasabi Powder

1/4 to 1/3 Cup Vegetable oil

Preparation:

- Begin by whisking the dressing ingredients together, except for the oil. Whisk until smooth. If your avocado isn’t super ripe, you may wish to blend the dressing in a food processor. Slowly add oil until emulsified and the dressing is smooth, refrigerate until ready to use.

- Toast your almonds in a dry pan over medium heat if they are not already toasted. Set aside.

- In the same pan, add 1 tsp of oil and add broccoli. Sautee over high heat until the broccoli is beginning to color in spots and is bright green, but still tender-crisp. Sprinkle lightly with salt and set aside.

- Add the second teaspoon of oil to the same pan and add the chickpeas. Reduce heat to medium-high. Cook the chickpeas until they are golden on all sides, using a spatula to loosen them as necessary, but don’t worry if they stick a little. Add the wasabi powder, sugar, and tamari and stir well. Remove from pan and set aside.

- In a large bowl, add your salad greens. Add the broccoli, 3/4 of the chickpeas, 3/4 of the almonds, and 3/4 of the carrots. Toss with enough dressing to coat. Plate the salad, and garnish the top with the remaining chickpeas, almonds and carrots. Crack fresh black pepper over the top. Serve immediately.

- If you are serving the salad later, do not add the dressing until the last minute. 

Your question and comments are welcome

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