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Mighty Bowl with California Avocados

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Mighty Bowl with California Avocados

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Ingredients

Serves: 12

Yield: 12 Entrée Salads
6 cups cooked grain and lentil medley (equal parts: brown rice, quinoa, red rice, lentils, wild rice)
18 cups fresh kale, cut into 1 inch pieces (12 oz.)
4 cups cooked black beans (30 oz.)
4 cups Mediterranean Salsa (recipe follows)
3 Fresh California Avocados*, peeled, pitted, sliced
1 1/2 cups Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing (recipe follows)
Mediterranean Salsa(Yield: 4 cups)
2 cups tomatoes, diced (9 oz.)
1 1/2 cups cucumber, peeled and diced (7 ½ oz.)
1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced (2 ¼ oz.)
3/4 cup red onion, diced (3 ½ oz.)
1/2 cup basil, chopped (¾ oz.)
1 Tbsp. capers
1 1/2 tsp. chopped parsley
1 1/2 tsp. chopped garlic
1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing(Yield: 1 ½ cups)
4 cups cilantro leaves and stems, roughly chopped (12 oz.)
2 large Fresh California Avocados, pureed (2 cups)
2 cups water (16 oz.)
1 cup Greek yogurt (8 oz.)
2 Tbsp. chopped garlic
2 Tbsp. lime juice
2 tsp. kosher salt

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Instructions

Mediterranean Salsa:

  1. Mix all ingredients together and let sit for one hour. Cover and refrigerate.

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing:

  1. Pulse all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Cover and refrigerate.

Per order:

  1. Place ½ cup of the grain mixture in the bottom of each bowl.
  2. Arrange 1 ½ cups (packed) kale, 1/3 cup black beans, 1/3 cup Mediterranean Salsa and avocado slices in each bowl so that all of the ingredients can be identified.
  3. Top each bowl with 2 Tbsp. Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing.
  4. *Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving


*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Recipe courtesy of Chef Tom Driscoll, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

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