Healthy recipes: How to make this sumptuous dry fruits salad

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Tired of chomping on dry fruits? Turn it into a mouth-watering salad.

Executive Sous Chef Gagandeep Singh Sawhney, Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi tells you how.

Serves: 4

Ingredients
For the salad:
40 g dried prunes
40 g dried apricot
50 g almonds (soaked & peeled)
30 g walnut
40 g dried figs
50 g organic quinoa
50 g barley
40 g mix fresh mint, parsley and dill
80 g goat cheese
5 g flax seeds
6 g maldon salt
2 g salt
5 g black pepper crushed

For the dressing:
10 ml red wine vinegar
10 ml walnut oil
20 ml olive oil
3 g black pepper crushed
Salt to taste

Method:
For the dressing:
*Whisk together red wine vinegar, walnut oil and olive oil.

*Add salt and crushed black pepper, check seasoning.

For the salad:
*Bring 400 ml of water to boil, add quinoa and salt. Simmer the mixture until the quinoa is cooked. Drain excess water and refrigerate it.

*Take another pan with boiling water. Add salt and cook barley, until it turns soft. Drain excess water and refrigerate it.

*Slice prunes, apricots, walnut, figs and fresh herbs.

*Toss together quinoa, barley, dried fruits, goat cheese, flax seeds, fresh herbs, maldon salt, black pepper and dressing.

*Transfer to a salad bowl and serve.

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