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Black Bean, Corn and Orzo Salad

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Courtesy of Bev Shaaffer – Mustard Seed Market and Cafe Natural Foods Cookbook

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Black Bean, Corn and Orzo Salad

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Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon tamari or other soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon agave or honey, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Rain’s Choice pure Vanilla Extract
  • pinch or white or black pepper
  • 4 large carrots, peeled
  • 1 daikon radish, peeled (2 peeled turnips can be substituted)
  • 2 scallions sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon black or white sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine ginger, oils, vinegar, soy sauce, agave, vanilla and pepper. Whisk to blend.
  2. Shred carrots and radish or turnips in a large bowl. Add dressing and mix well. This salad can be made several hours ahead of serving. Before serving, add sesame seeds. Serve at room temperature.

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