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California Quinoa Bowl with Citrus Avocado Oil Dressing
1⁄2 cup black lentils
2 cups strawberries, chopped
1 large fennel bulb, halved, cored and thinly sliced
4 green onions, split lengthwise and cut into 3′ inch strips
1-2 small champagne mangoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 large avocado, thinly sliced
4 oz feta cheese
1 cup mixed sprouts
1⁄4 cup sunflower seeds
Citrus Avocado Oil Dressing:
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons mustard
1 tablespoon of your favorite jam
Zest of 1 orange
1⁄4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (from about 1 orange)
1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
2⁄3 cup Extra Virgin Avocado Oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Cook the quinoa and lentils in two separate small pots of boiling salted water until they are both al dente, about 15 to 20 minutes. The quinoa will cook slightly faster. Rinse under cold water and drain. Spread both out onto a plate and chill. Meanwhile, combine the vinegar, mustard, jam, orange zest, orange juice and salt and mix until smooth. Slowly drizzle in the oil until mostly incorporated. Season with a generous amount of freshly cracked black pepper. Taste to adjust for seasonings. In a large mixing bowl, combine the quinoa, lentils, sliced fennel, green onions and mangoes and add half of the dressing and toss to evenly distribute. Fold in the crumbled feta, strawberries, and pour in the remaining dressing. Lightly toss to mix throughout. Transfer to bowls or a large serving dish. Serve salad topped with sprouts and sunflower seeds and enjoy immediately.